Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 19 km southwest of Huetamo de Nuñez, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 14:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.1 earthquake - 19 km southwest of Huetamo de Nuñez, Michoacan, Mexico, on Friday, August 11, 2006 at 14:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 56 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 11, 2006 14:30:40 UTC
Magnitude: 6.1
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.541°N / 101.048°W (Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.541°S / 78.952°E
Nearest volcano: Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo (127 km / 79 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) WSW of Huetamo de Nuñez (Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) WNW of Ciudad Altamirano (Guerrero) (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) WNW of Arcelia (Guerrero) (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Tacambaro (Centro, Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SW of Tuzantla (Michoacán) (pop: 15,300) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SW of Zitacuaro (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 84,300) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Morelia (Michoacán) (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
217 km (135 mi) WSW of Naucalpan de Juarez (México) (pop: 792,200) --> See nearby quakes!
225 km (140 mi) WSW of Mexico City (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!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.156 kmMichoacan, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

  • 06 Feb 2007 10:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    57.4 km (35.7 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 06 Feb 2007 06:46 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    61.7 km (38.3 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Feb 2007 23:39 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    72.1 km (44.8 mi) depth
    |
    47 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 Jan 2007 02:24 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    63.6 km (39.5 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2006 16:41 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    76.1 km (47.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Nov 2006 07:12 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    79.9 km (49.6 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Aug 2006 15:49 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 2006 16:46 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    64.9 km (40.3 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Aug 2006 14:38 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    64.2 km (39.9 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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