Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Lerma, México, 69 km south of Queretaro, Querétaro, Mexico, on Thursday, 22 February 1979 at 09:16 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 51 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 51.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.98°N / 100.268°W (México, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Los Azufres (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of Buenavista (México) (pop: 2,540) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ENE of Maravatio de Ocampo (pop: 34,400) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) NE of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 60,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) WNW of Atlacomulco de Fabela (México) (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) E of Acambaro (Guanajuato) (pop: 58,000) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) SSW of San Juan del Rio (Querétaro) (pop: 138,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) N of Heroica Zitacuaro (pop: 84,300) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of Toluca (México) (pop: 489,300) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (83 mi) WNW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WNW of Iztapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> 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||51 km||Michoacan, Mexico||USGS|
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More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
- 01 Mar 1979 03:19 UTC| M 4.6 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|11 km (7 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 28 Feb 1979 17:10 UTC| M 5.0 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|8 km (5 mi) distance| USGS | Details