Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, 28 km southeast of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico, on Sunday, February 25, 1996 at 09:17 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, 28 km southeast of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico, on Sunday, February 25, 1996 at 09:17 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.2 earthquake at 12 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 25, 1996 09:17:57 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 12.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.122°N / 97.93°W (Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.122°S / 82.07°E
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SE of Santa Maria Chico Ometepec (pop: 1,480) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSW of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) S of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Pinotepa de Don Luis (pop: 5,690) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
389 km (242 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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6.212 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (36 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Aug 21, 1996 05:51
25 years ago
4.1

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 51 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jun 2, 1996 12:09
26 years ago
4.0

33 km
Rancho Nuevo, 25 km NW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 26, 1996 20:26
26 years ago
4.2

33 km
La Guitarra, 30 km N of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 21, 1996 22:00
26 years ago
4.1

33 km
Santo Domingo Armenta, 37 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 7, 1996 18:25
26 years ago
4.4

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 1996 12:34
26 years ago
5.6

29 km
San Miguel Tlacamama, 8.6 km N of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 22, 1996 10:30
26 years ago
4.7

56 km
Santiago Jamiltepec, 22 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 1996 04:53
26 years ago
5.4

33 km
Hidalgo, 22 km NW of Puerto Escondido, MexicoMore
Mar 19, 1996 17:12
26 years ago
5.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km W of Puerto Escondido, MexicoMore
Mar 15, 1996 23:33
26 years ago
4.3

33 km
El Tamal, 13 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 1996 05:24
26 years ago
4.6

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 1996 06:19
26 years ago
4.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 29, 1996 04:54
26 years ago
4.2

33 km
Mancuernas, 7.5 km NW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 28, 1996 19:41
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 27, 1996 00:37
26 years ago
4.0

33 km
18 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 22:02
26 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 22:01
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
Yutanicani, 12 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 12:56
26 years ago
4.3

33 km
Santa María Chicometepec, 21 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 12:00
26 years ago
4.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 07:33
26 years ago
5.1

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 02:48
26 years ago
3.9

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 34 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 01:56
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 26, 1996 01:37
26 years ago
5.5

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 52 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 18:12
26 years ago
4.0

33 km
Nandayo, 29 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 15:48
26 years ago
4.4

33 km
Santiago Jamiltepec, 33 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 15:09
26 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 51 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 15:08
26 years ago
4.4

33 km
Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, 44 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 15:04
26 years ago
4.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 15:02
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, 49 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 14:54
26 years ago
4.6

33 km
Charco Redondo, 46 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 14:51
26 years ago
4.7

33 km
La Teja, 39 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 14:46
26 years ago
4.5

33 km
Santa Rosa de Lima, 57 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 14:44
26 years ago
4.9

33 km
Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, 41 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 14:27
26 years ago
5.2

33 km
El Faisán, 40 km SE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 12:18
26 years ago
4.2

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 59 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 1996 10:20
26 years ago
4.1

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 71 km W of Puerto Escondido, MexicoMore

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