Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 21 March 1957 at 08:44 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 21 March 1957 at 08:44 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 25 km depth

Date & time: 21 Mar 1957 08:44:51 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.0
Profondeur: 25.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.232°N / 92.863°W (Mexique)
Volcan le plus près: Tacana (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
72 km SW de Puerto Madero (Tapachula, Chiapas) (pop: 9,650)
77 km WSW de Brisas Barra de Suchiate (Chiapas) (pop: 13,700)
92 km WSW de Ciudad Tecún Umán (Ayutla, San Marcos, Guatemala) (pop: 11,400)
99 km SW de Tapachula (Chiapas) (pop: 202,700)
110 km SSW de Huixtla (Chiapas) (pop: 32,000)
113 km SW de Cacahoatán (Chiapas) (pop: 14,400)
257 km W de Guatemala City (Departamento de Guatemala, Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
882 km SE de Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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M 6.025 kmoffshore Chiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, 21 March 08:44 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 17 Apr 1957 18:09 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    55 km (34.2 mi) depth
    59 km (36 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 21 March 1957 at 08:44 (GMT)
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