Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Offshore Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 April 2002 at 05:02 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - Offshore Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 April 2002 at 05:02 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 18 Apr 2002 05:02:46 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 24.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.985°N / 100.865°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
31 km (19 mi) S of San Luis San Pedro (Técpan de Galeana, Guerrero) (pop: 4,240)
36 km (22 mi) SW of Técpan de Galeana (Guerrero) (pop: 14,600)
42 km (26 mi) SSE of Papanoa (Técpan de Galeana, Guerrero) (pop: 3,510)
52 km (32 mi) WSW of Atoyac de Álvarez (Guerrero) (pop: 21,400)
75 km (47 mi) SE of Petatlán (Guerrero) (pop: 21,000)
83 km (51 mi) W of Coyuca de Benítez (Guerrero) (pop: 12,500)
325 km (202 mi) SW of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800)
328 km (204 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.825 kmoffshore Guerrero, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.8 quake Offshore Guerrero, Mexico, 18 April 05:02 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes):
  • 27 Sep 2002 07:04 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    36.4 km (22.6 mi) depth
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 25 Sep 2002 18:14 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    5.5 km (3.4 mi) depth
    81 km (50 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Aug 2002 21:11 UTC
    | M 5.3 |
    16.1 km (10 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 2002 17:57 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Apr 2002 11:00 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    56 km (35 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Offshore Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 April 2002 at 05:02 (GMT)
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