Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Cerro Bronco, 36 km northeast of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, January 28, 1979 at 02:22 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 53 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 53.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.877°N / 98.133°W↗ (Cerro Bronco, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.877°S / 81.867°E↗
Nearest volcano: Popocatépetl (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NNE of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 2,340) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NE of Zacoalpan (pop: 4,900) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SW of Santa Maria (Putla Villa de Guerrero, Oaxaca) (pop: 10,900) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NE of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) N of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (Oaxaca) (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro, Oaxaca) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) ESE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
189 km (117 mi) E of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) SSE 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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