Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - La Trinidad, 21 km south of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, September 16, 1989 at 23:20 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 108 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 108.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.497°N / 93.671°W (La Trinidad, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.497°S / 86.329°E
Nearest volcano: Apas-Navenchauc (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (5 mi) E of José Maria Pino Suarez (pop: 2,090) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NE of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) N of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) NW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SW of Berriozabal (Berriozábal) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) WSW of Chiapas (Chiapa de Corzo) (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
663 km (412 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (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!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||108 km||Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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