Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 112 km south of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Monday, July 4, 1994 at 21:36 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 15 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 14.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.888°N / 97.322°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.888°S / 82.678°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
109 km (67 mi) SSW of Laguna Encantada (pop: 66) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
121 km (75 mi) SSW of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) S of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
132 km (82 mi) SW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) S of Santos Reyes Nopala (pop: 5,200) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SSE of La Luz (pop: 2,440) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) S of Santiago Yaitepec (pop: 4,120) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.5||15 km||off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
User reports for this quake
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 01 Aug 1994 12:29 UTC| M 4.4 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|44 km (27 mi) distance| USGS | Details