Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 19 km southwest of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Thursday, October 12, 1995 at 16:52 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 16 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 16.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.81°N / 104.017°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.81°S / 75.983°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (89 km / 55 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SSW of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of Cerro de Ortega (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSW of Madrid (pop: 3,790) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) SE of El Colomo (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SSW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SE of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
518 km (322 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> 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||16 km||offshore Colima, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 16 Oct 1995 18:18 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|58 km (36 mi) distance| USGS | Details