Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, July 19, 1997 at 14:22 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.333°N / 98.216°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.333°S / 81.784°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) ENE of El Ciruelo (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NNW of Corralero (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) E of Santo Domingo Armenta (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) WSW of Pinotepa de Don Luis (pop: 5,690) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (118 mi) ESE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
358 km (222 mi) SSE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.9||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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