Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 130 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, September 19, 1993 at 14:10 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 18 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.362°N / 93.325°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.362°S / 86.675°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
98 km (61 mi) SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José) (pop: 756) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) SW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) SSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) WSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
836 km (519 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||18 km||off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 14 Oct 1993 06:04 UTC| M 5.3 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|18 km (11 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 20 Sep 1993 01:22 UTC| M 5.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|6 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details