Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Plan del Sabino, 52 km west of Iguala de la Independencia, Guerrero, Mexico, on Wednesday, 5 July 1978 at 20:15 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 62 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 62.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.487°N / 100.007°W (Plan del Sabino, Guerrero, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) NE of Acapetlahuaya (pop: 1,620) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NW of Teloloapan (Centro) (pop: 23,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) ENE of Arcelia (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) W of Taxco (pop: 52,200) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SSE of Tejupilco de Hidalgo (México) (pop: 25,600) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Iguala de la Independencia (pop: 118,500) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Temixco (Morelos) (pop: 97,800) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) NNW of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SW of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|5.6||62 km||Guerrero, Mexico||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 17 Jul 1978 04:26 UTC| M 4.3 |161 km (100 mi) depth|20 km (12 mi) distance| USGS | Details