Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Apipilulco, 28 km southwest of Iguala de la Independencia, Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 8 November 1973 at 13:18 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 71 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.134°N / 99.687°W (Apipilulco, Guerrero, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (109 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (8 mi) SSW of Cocula (pop: 4,310) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSW of Iguala de la Independencia (pop: 118,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Teloloapan (Centro) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Huitzuco de los Figueroa (Huitzuco) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of Taxco (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) NNW of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) NNW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Temixco (Morelos) (pop: 97,800) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SSW of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
156 km (97 mi) SSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||71 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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