Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Jalisco, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 October 1973 at 10:49 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 45 km depth
Depth: 45.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.379°N / 104.975°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Los Volcanes (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SW of Francisco Villa (pop: 898) --> See nearby quakes!
1 km (1 mi) SW of Emiliano Zapata (pop: 1,340) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) WNW of La Manzanilla (pop: 1,310) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WNW of San Patricio (pop: 7,570) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of La Huerta (pop: 7,890) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) WNW of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WNW of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Autlan de Navarro (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSE of Puerto Vallarta (pop: 203,300) --> See nearby quakes!
613 km (381 mi) W of Mexiko (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.0||45 km||Jalisco, Mexico||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Jalisco, Mexico, 18 October 1973 10:49 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 19 Oct 1973 00:49 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details