Very strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 1.6 km northeast of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Saturday, May 15, 1993 at 03:12 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 21 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 20.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.698°N / 98.395°W↗ (Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.698°S / 81.605°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) ENE of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Huixtepec (pop: 3,370) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) WSW of Zacoalpan (pop: 4,900) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) E of Azoyu (Azoyú) (pop: 4,210) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NW of Pinotepa Nacional (Oaxaca) (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) ESE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSE of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
313 km (195 mi) SSE of Mexico City (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!) More info
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|6.1||21 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 24 Oct 1993 07:52 UTC| M 6.7 |20.7 km (12.9 mi) depth|35 km (22 mi) distance| USGS | Very strong mag. 6.7 earthquake - San Luis Acatlan, 34 km west of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, October 24, 1993 at 07:52 (GMT)