Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Zapotitlan, 9.6 km southwest of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, on Tuesday, 15 June 1999 at 20:42 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Zapotitlan, 9.6 km southwest of Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico, on Tuesday, 15 June 1999 at 20:42 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 70 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: 15 Jun 1999 20:42:05 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.386°N / 97.436°W (Zapotitlan, Puebla, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SE of San Antonio Texcala (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Tehuacan (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of San Francisco Altepexi (Altepexi) (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) W of Ajalpan (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) WNW of San Sebastian (pop: 15,600) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Orizaba (Veracruz) (pop: 120,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Cordoba (Veracruz) (pop: 140,900) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Amozoc de Mota (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
109 km (67 mi) SE of Puebla City (pop: 1,434,100) --> See nearby quakes!
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.070 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 21 Jul 2000 06:13 UTC
    | M 5.9 |
    80.1 km (49.8 mi) depth
    156 km (97 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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