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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 66 km west of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, on Friday, May 6, 1994 at 21:09 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 66 km west of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, on Friday, May 6, 1994 at 21:09 GMT Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 66 km west of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, on Friday, May 6, 1994 at 21:09 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 56 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 6, 1994 21:09:36 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth56.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.335°N / 98.01°W (San Vicente Boquerón, Puebla, Mexico)
Antipode18.335°S / 81.99°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPopocatépetl (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (10 mi) NNE of Acatlan de Osorio (Acatlán de Osorio) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) ESE of Matamoros (pop: 42,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) WSW of Tehuacan (pop: 248,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (48 mi) SE of Atlixco (pop: 86,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) S of Amozoc de Mota (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSE of Puebla de Zaragoza (pop: 1,434,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
87 km (54 mi) SSE of Cholula (pop: 87,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
159 km (99 mi) SE of Iztapalapa (Ciudad de México) (pop: 1,815,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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5.356 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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