Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Zacualpan, 19 km northwest of Colima, Mexico, on Tuesday, April 25, 1978 at 12:56 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 64 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.371°N / 103.855°W↗ (Zacualpan, Colima, Mexico)
Antipode: 19.371°S / 76.145°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (29 km / 18 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) WNW of Zacualpan (pop: 1,910) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NW of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NW of Colima (pop: 137,400) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NNE of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) N of Tecoman (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Ciudad Guzman (Jalisco) (pop: 97,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) ENE of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SE of Autlan (Jalisco) (pop: 45,400) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSW of Guadalajara (Jalisco) (pop: 1,495,200) --> See nearby quakes!
496 km (308 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||64 km||Colima, Mexico||USGS|
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