Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, June 7, 1998 at 23:20 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, June 7, 1998 at 23:20 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 87 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jun 7, 1998 23:20:13 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 86.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.959°N / 93.776°W (Mexico)
Antipode: 15.959°S / 86.224°E
Nearest volcano: Apas-Navenchauc (135 km / 84 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) SE of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SE of Emiliano Zapata (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) SW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
686 km (426 mi) ESE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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6.387 kmChiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (14 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Oct 29, 1998 08:18
23 years ago

162 km
Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 25, 1998 17:21
23 years ago

100 km
North Pacific Ocean, 95 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 23, 1998 23:18
23 years ago

79 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 23, 1998 09:46
23 years ago

122 km
Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 20, 1998 03:53
23 years ago

116 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 14, 1998 03:26
23 years ago

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 7, 1998 17:05
23 years ago

92 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 7, 1998 07:34
23 years ago

0.1 km
Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 27, 1998 21:49
24 years ago

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 53 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 9, 1998 04:15
24 years ago

150 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 9, 1998 02:09
24 years ago

81 km
Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 8, 1998 18:45
24 years ago

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, 65 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 8, 1998 07:21
24 years ago

78 km
Vicente Guerrero, 8.8 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 7, 1998 23:39
24 years ago

86 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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