Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Santa María Cortijo, 7.1 km southwest of Santa Maria Cortijo, Mexico, on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 17:36 (GMT)
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Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 9 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.395°N / 98.316°W↗ (Santa María Cortijo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.395°S / 81.684°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SSW of Santa Maria Cortijo (pop: 1,080) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NE of Santo Domingo Armenta (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NW of El Ciruelo (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) SE of Cuajinicuilapa (Guerrero) (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WNW of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of San Juan Cacahuatepec (pop: 4,240) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) W of Pinotepa de Don Luis (pop: 5,690) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) WSW of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
348 km (216 mi) SSE of Mexico City (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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|6.0||9 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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