Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 205 km southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Tuesday, 1 January 1991 at 03:19 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.8 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 205 km southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Tuesday, 1 January 1991 at 03:19 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 36 km depth

Date & time: 1 Jan 1991 03:19:35 UTC
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 36.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.951°N / 105.852°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Northern EPR-Segment RO2 (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
181 km (112 mi) SSW of Benito Juarez (pop: 358) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SW of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
205 km (128 mi) SW of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (146 mi) WSW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
256 km (159 mi) SW of Autlan de Navarro (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
304 km (189 mi) SSW of Puerto Vallarta (pop: 203,300) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SW of Tlaquepaque (pop: 575,900) --> See nearby quakes!
727 km (452 mi) WSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.836 kmoff the coast of Jalisco, MexicoUSGS
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