Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - San Pedro Buenavista, 19 km southeast of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, September 15, 1983 at 10:39 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 115 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 115.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.103°N / 93.153°W↗ (San Pedro Buenavista, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.103°S / 86.847°E↗
Nearest volcano: Mispia (76 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) WNW of San Pedro Buenavista (pop: 8,390) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) N of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) E of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SSW of Chiapas (Chiapa de Corzo) (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) S of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SE of Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
733 km (455 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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