Very strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Coahuayutla de José Maria Izazaga, 58 km north of Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, on Saturday, December 10, 1994 at 16:17 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 48 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 48.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.136°N / 101.384°W↗ (Coahuayutla de José Maria Izazaga, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.136°S / 78.616°E↗
Nearest volcano: Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (176 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) NE of San Jose Casas Viejas (pop: 162) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NNE of Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) N of Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (47 mi) SW of Huetamo de Nuñez (Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) WSW of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) E of Las Guacamayas (Michoacán) (pop: 38,000) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ENE of Lazaro Cardenas (Michoacán) (pop: 79,200) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SSE of Uruapan (Michoacán) (pop: 264,400) --> See nearby quakes!
209 km (130 mi) WNW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
278 km (173 mi) WSW 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||48 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 27 Apr 1995 06:42 UTC| M 5.2 |36.9 km (22.9 mi) depth|27 km (17 mi) distance| USGS | Details