Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - Aquila, Michoacan, 62 km southeast of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Saturday, January 26, 1974 at 05:35 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.596°N / 103.401°W↗ (Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.596°S / 76.599°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (5 mi) N of El Potrero de Ostula (Michoacán) (pop: 137) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) E of Aquila (Michoacán) (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SW of Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (Centro, Michoacán) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería, Colima) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SSE of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (Colima) (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) SW of Tepalcatepec (Michoacán) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (164 mi) WSW of Morelia (Michoacán) (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.1||33 km||Michoacan, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 25 Mar 1974 07:37 UTC| M 4.7 |87 km (54.1 mi) depth|47 km (29 mi) distance| USGS | Details