Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Rosario Zacatonal, 72 km northwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, July 5, 1986 at 22:09 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 112 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 111.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.467°N / 92.582°W↗ (Rosario Zacatonal, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.467°S / 87.418°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) SSW of Pablo Galeana (pop: 513) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) E of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) WNW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) NNW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WSW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
822 km (511 mi) ESE of Mexico City (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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|6.0||112 km||Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 Aug 1986 12:15 UTC| M 4.5 |136.4 km (84.8 mi) depth|32 km (20 mi) distance| USGS | Details