Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 91 km south of Guatemala City, Municipio de Guatemala, on Sunday, September 12, 1993 at 03:22 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 68 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 68.2 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.826°N / 90.429°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Guatemala)
Antipode: 13.826°S / 89.571°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tecuamburro (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) S of Taxisco (pop: 6,520) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ESE of San Jose (Municipio de San José) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) S of Villa Canales (pop: 122,200) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SSE of Amatitlan (pop: 71,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) S of Petapa (pop: 141,500) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSE of Villa Nueva (pop: 406,800) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSE of Mixco (pop: 473,100) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) S of Santa Cruz de Chinautla (pop: 97,200) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) W of San Salvador (El Salvador) (pop: 526,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.0||68 km||offshore Guatemala||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 11 Nov 1993 16:46 UTC| M 5.6 |70.5 km (43.8 mi) depth|2 km (1 mi) distance| USGS | Details