Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 29 km southwest of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 02:06 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 29 km southwest of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 02:06 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.6 earthquake at 24 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 22, 2003 02:06:34 UTC
Magnitude: 7.6
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.77°N / 104.104°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.77°S / 75.896°E
Nearest volcano: Colima (97 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SW of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSE of El Colomo (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) W of Cerro de Ortega (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Madrid (pop: 3,790) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SE of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SE of Cihuatlan (Cihuatlán) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
234 km (145 mi) SW of Zamora de Hidalgo (pop: 141,600) --> See nearby quakes!
528 km (328 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1016 joules (4402 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.8 x 106 tons of TNT or 236.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.624 kmoffshore Colima, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (295 quakes)

  • 18 Jan 2005 15:36 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    68.5 km (42.6 mi) depth
    |
    370 km (230 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 2005 02:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    258 km (160 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 2005 11:20 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    354 km (220 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Dec 2004 17:29 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    60.5 km (37.6 mi) depth
    |
    199 km (124 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 Dec 2004 14:43 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60.5 km (37.6 mi) depth
    |
    374 km (232 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Dec 2004 11:44 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    7.5 km (4.7 mi) depth
    |
    305 km (190 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2004 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2004 16:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15.7 km (9.8 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Dec 2004 10:02 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    13.4 km (8.3 mi) depth
    |
    372 km (231 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 2004 14:10 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    73.8 km (45.9 mi) depth
    |
    222 km (138 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Dec 2004 05:26 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    81.6 km (50.7 mi) depth
    |
    375 km (233 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Dec 2004 07:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    330 km (205 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Dec 2004 16:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    7.9 km (4.9 mi) depth
    |
    350 km (218 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Dec 2004 01:15 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    8.9 km (5.5 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 2004 00:44 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16.1 km (10 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 2004 22:47 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    331 km (205 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
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