Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 233 km south of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, May 5, 1999 at 22:41 (GMT)
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Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.364°N / 94.673°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.364°S / 85.327°E
Nearby towns and cities:
197 km (122 mi) SSW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 86) --> See nearby quakes!
207 km (128 mi) SSW of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
215 km (134 mi) SW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
216 km (134 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
222 km (138 mi) SE of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) WSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
241 km (150 mi) SE of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
246 km (153 mi) SE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
254 km (158 mi) SW of San Pedro Buenavista (pop: 8,390) --> See nearby quakes!
736 km (457 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1013 joules (24.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 21301 tons of TNT or 1.3 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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|6.1||33 km||off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
|Date and time||Mag|
|Jun 15, 1999 03:45|
23 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 200 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico||More|
|Jun 11, 1999 12:01|
23 years ago
|North Pacific Ocean, 149 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico||More|