Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Ajuchitlán, 26 km southeast of Ciudad Altamirano, Pungarabato, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, May 23, 1994 at 01:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 55 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 55.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.165°N / 100.527°W↗ (Ajuchitlán, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.165°S / 79.473°E↗
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Ajuchitlan (pop: 6,330) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) S of Tlapehuala (pop: 9,330) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SW of Arcelia (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SE of Huetamo de Nuñez (Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) WSW of Teloloapan (Centro) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SSW of Tejupilco de Hidalgo (México) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) WNW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
203 km (126 mi) SW of Ixtapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
204 km (127 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.3||55 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 25 Sep 1994 17:02 UTC| M 4.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|78 km (48 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 12 Jul 1994 05:47 UTC| M 4.1 |67.4 km (41.9 mi) depth|5 km (3 mi) distance| USGS | Details