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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Cardonal, 21 km northeast of Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, on Thursday, March 25, 1976 at 23:05 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Cardonal, 21 km northeast of Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, on Thursday, March 25, 1976 at 23:05 GMT Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Cardonal, 21 km northeast of Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico, on Thursday, March 25, 1976 at 23:05 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 25, 1976 23:05:07 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude20.622°N / 99.087°W (Cardonal, Hidalgo, Mexico)
Antipode20.622°S / 80.913°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoApan-Tezontepec (115 km / 71 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) NNW of San Andres (pop: 916) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NE of Ixmiquilpan (pop: 34,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) NNW of Actopan (pop: 29,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Progreso de Alvaro Obregon (Progreso) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) W of Zacualtipan (Zacualtipán) (pop: 23,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) NNE of Mixquiahuala de Juarez (Mixquiahuala de Juárez) (pop: 25,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) NW of Pachuca de Soto (pop: 256,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) NNE of Tula de Allende (pop: 28,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) NW of Tulancingo de Bravo (pop: 102,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
133 km (83 mi) N of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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5.033 kmHidalgo, MexicoUSGS
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