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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Puebla, 60 km northwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, April 3, 1997 at 21:22 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Puebla, 60 km northwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, April 3, 1997 at 21:22 GMT Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Puebla, 60 km northwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, April 3, 1997 at 21:22 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 57 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 3, 1997 21:22:28 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth56.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.144°N / 98.221°W (Santa María, Puebla, Mexico)
Antipode18.144°S / 81.779°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPopocatépetl (107 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities19 km (12 mi) WSW of Acatlan de Osorio (Acatlán de Osorio) (pop: 16,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) SSE of Matamoros (pop: 42,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) NW of Huajuapan de Leon (Oaxaca) (pop: 53,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Atlixco (pop: 86,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) WSW of Tehuacan (pop: 248,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) S of San Bernardino Tlaxcalancingo (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (62 mi) S of Puebla de Zaragoza (pop: 1,434,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
161 km (100 mi) SE of Iztapalapa (Ciudad de México) (pop: 1,815,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
172 km (107 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.257 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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