Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 11:48 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 80 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 16, 1997 at 11:48 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 16, 1997 11:48:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.107°N / 98.852°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.107°S / 81.148°E
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) SSW of Barra de Tecoanapa (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) SSE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SSE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
371 km (230 mi) S of Mexico (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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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmoffshore Guerrero, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (26 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 19, 1998 17:47
24 years ago
3.7

0 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km S of Cuajinicuilapa, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 19, 1998 17:45
24 years ago
4.0

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 51 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 18, 1998 23:43
24 years ago
3.9

1.5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 49 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 18, 1998 16:02
24 years ago
4.3

2.8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 43 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 15, 1998 13:52
24 years ago
4.4

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 10, 1998 16:06
24 years ago
3.8

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SE of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 10, 1998 14:33
24 years ago
3.8

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km S of Florencio Villarreal, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 7, 1998 07:17
24 years ago
4.3

19 km
San Nicolás, 34 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 2, 1998 13:22
24 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 2, 1998 03:57
24 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km S of Copala, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Apr 23, 1998 05:43
24 years ago
4.3

1.2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 51 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 20, 1998 21:23
24 years ago
4.5

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 15, 1998 16:14
24 years ago
3.9

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Mar 17, 1998 18:00
24 years ago
3.4

9 km
Santo Domingo Armenta, 33 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 15, 1998 14:47
24 years ago
4.1

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 8, 1998 04:00
24 years ago
4.1

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 55 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 1998 14:13
24 years ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 1998 00:37
24 years ago
4.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 1998 00:31
24 years ago
4.0

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 1998 00:27
24 years ago
4.0

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 1998 21:07
24 years ago
4.0

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 1998 20:48
24 years ago
4.3

2 km
North Pacific Ocean, 63 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 13, 1998 08:30
24 years ago
4.1

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 54 km S of Florencio Villarreal, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Dec 24, 1997 01:26
24 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 66 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Dec 21, 1997 18:20
24 years ago
4.2

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 50 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Dec 16, 1997 14:49
24 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore

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