Very strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - El Porvenir, 22 km northwest of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 at 03:02 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.883°N / 96.298°W↗ (El Porvenir, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.883°S / 83.702°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Benito Juarez (pop: 1,310) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (13 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SSE of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SSE of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
495 km (308 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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|6.4||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)
- 03 Mar 1998 07:38 UTC| M 5.2 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details