Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - Piedra Parada, 13 km northwest of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, October 21, 1995 at 02:38 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake at 159 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 159.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.84°N / 93.469°W↗ (Piedra Parada, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.84°S / 86.531°E↗
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) NW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) WNW of Berriozabal (Berriozábal) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NE of Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Suchiapa (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Chiapas (Chiapa de Corzo) (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) NNW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNE of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) W of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
664 km (412 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1015 joules (1106 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9.5 x 105 tons of TNT or 59.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.2||159 km||Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 31 Dec 1996 12:41 UTC| M 6.4 |99.5 km (61.8 mi) depth|124 km (77 mi) distance| USGS | Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - Colonia El Paraíso, 55 km southeast of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 31, 1996 at 12:41 (GMT)