Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - 68 km northwest of Santa Maria, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, on Wednesday, July 15, 1987 at 07:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 67 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.522°N / 97.153°W↗ (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.522°S / 82.847°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (168 km / 104 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NE of Asuncion (Asunción Nochixtlán) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) ENE of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) NW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NW of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) ESE of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) NNW of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) S of Ajalpan (Puebla) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
297 km (185 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.2||67 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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