Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Off the Coast of Jalisco, Mexico, on Tuesday, 29 August 1989 at 04:16 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 21 km depth
Depth: 21.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.039°N / 105.667°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Northern EPR-Segment RO2 (170 km / 106 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
163 km (101 mi) SSW of Benito Juarez (pop: 358) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) SW of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SW of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) WSW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
236 km (147 mi) SW of Autlan de Navarro (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
245 km (152 mi) SW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
290 km (180 mi) S of Puerto Vallarta (pop: 203,300) --> See nearby quakes!
377 km (234 mi) SW of Guadalajara (pop: 1,495,200) --> See nearby quakes!
706 km (439 mi) WSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 6.5||21 km||off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Off the Coast of Jalisco, Mexico, 29 August 1989 04:16 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 29 Aug 1989 12:17 UTC| M 4.8 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details