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

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

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 70 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 15, 1999 20:42:05 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude7
Depth70.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.386°N / 97.436°W (Zapotitlan, Puebla, Mexico)
Antipode18.386°S / 82.564°E
Shaking intensityStrong shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPico de Orizaba (74 km / 46 mi)
Nearby towns and cities10 km (6 mi) SSW of Tehuacan (pop: 248,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) W of San Francisco Altepexi (Altepexi) (pop: 18,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
19 km (12 mi) W of Ajalpan (pop: 28,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) WNW of San Sebastian (pop: 15,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
63 km (39 mi) SW of Orizaba (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 120,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) SW of Cordoba (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 140,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SE of Amozoc de Mota (pop: 77,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
109 km (67 mi) SE of Puebla de Zaragoza (pop: 1,434,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
202 km (126 mi) ESE of Iztapalapa (Ciudad de México) (pop: 1,815,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
212 km (132 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
7.070 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (66 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 19, 2001 21:42
22 years ago
4.1

16 km
26 km E of Veracruz, MexicoMore
Apr 17, 2001 05:14
22 years ago
3.1

11 km
Milpa Alta Borough, Mexico D.F., 7.4 km S of San Miguel Xico, MexicoMore
Apr 16, 2001 16:43
22 years ago
3.3

14 km
Juchitepec, 14 km S of Chalco, MexicoMore
Apr 3, 2001 04:56
22 years ago
4.1

73 km
Santo Domingo Tomaltepec, 10.6 km E of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 26, 2000 04:40
22 years ago
3.6

59 km
San Andrés Dinicuiti, 15 km SE of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 8, 2000 22:36
22 years ago
4.3

69 km
Caltepec, 42 km S of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Nov 10, 2000 07:24
22 years ago
3.9

16 km
8.8 km NE of Cordoba, Veracruz, MexicoMore
Nov 8, 2000 01:17
22 years ago
3.2

13 km
Emiliano Zapata, Hidalgo, 9.1 km N of Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala, MexicoMore
Nov 7, 2000 23:53
22 years ago
3.2

13 km
Emiliano Zapata, Hidalgo, 12 km N of Calpulalpan, Tlaxcala, MexicoMore
Oct 1, 2000 21:55
22 years ago
4.0

66 km
San Raymundo Jalpan, 11 km S of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Sep 5, 2000 22:38
22 years ago
3.4

5 km
17 km SW of Cuautla, Morelos, MexicoMore
Jul 21, 2000 06:13
23 years ago
5.9

80 km
Puebla, 44 km S of Cuautla, Morelos, MexicoMore
Jul 20, 2000 08:26
23 years ago
3.6

70 km
14 km NW of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jul 6, 2000 13:15
23 years ago
3.4

5.4 km
Chalco, 9 km S of San Miguel Xico, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, MexicoMore
Jul 6, 2000 08:36
23 years ago
3.3

7.4 km
9.5 km SW of Chalco, MexicoMore
Jul 3, 2000 02:51
23 years ago
4.2

48 km
Puebla, 50 km N of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Jun 11, 2000 05:30
23 years ago
4.4

76 km
64 km W of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jun 11, 2000 01:29
23 years ago
3.0

15 km
Milpa Alta Borough, 34 km SE of MexicoMore
May 29, 2000 05:01
23 years ago
4.0

81 km
33 km SE of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
May 22, 2000 07:10
23 years ago
4.0

117 km
65 km NE of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 19, 2000 05:10
23 years ago
3.9

8.6 km
Oriental, 10.8 km SE of Libres, Puebla, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 2000 15:14
23 years ago
3.6

16 km
Guadalupe de Ramirez, 41 km W of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 4, 2000 20:55
23 years ago
4.1

0 km
Tochimilco, 16 km W of Atlixco, Puebla, MexicoMore
Mar 4, 2000 04:06
23 years ago
3.6

10 km
24 km SW of Acatlan de Osorio, Puebla, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 2000 01:59
23 years ago
3.7

39 km
23 km NE of Cuautla, Morelos, MexicoMore
Feb 7, 2000 09:47
23 years ago
3.2

3.7 km
Puebla, 29 km E of Cuautla, Morelos, MexicoMore
Dec 27, 1999 21:21
23 years ago
4.7

57 km
Santiago Tamazola, 43 km W of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 16, 1999 12:16
23 years ago
3.7

76 km
47 km NW of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 14, 1999 07:12
23 years ago
4.8

56 km
57 km S of Matamoros, Puebla, MexicoMore
Dec 12, 1999 05:45
23 years ago
3.7

65 km
San Agustin de las Juntas, 6.4 km S of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 10, 1999 12:21
23 years ago
3.9

103 km
2.3 km NW of Hidalgo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Dec 10, 1999 01:22
23 years ago
3.1

6.6 km
4.1 km SW of Chalco, MexicoMore
Dec 9, 1999 19:38
23 years ago
3.8

49 km
San Juan Bautista Tlachichilco, Oaxaca, 32 km E of Tlapa de Comonfort, MexicoMore
Dec 9, 1999 04:53
23 years ago
2.9

3 km
7.1 km S of Chalco, MexicoMore
Dec 7, 1999 13:53
23 years ago
3.3

4 km
2.8 km SW of Chalco, MexicoMore
Nov 25, 1999 02:41
23 years ago
3.5

66 km
Xochihuehuetlan, 38 km N of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 13, 1999 23:54
23 years ago
2.7

1.4 km
3.2 km S of San Vicente Chicoloapan, MexicoMore
Nov 13, 1999 17:43
23 years ago
3.4

17 km
1.9 km S of San Vicente Chicoloapan, MexicoMore
Nov 13, 1999 15:21
23 years ago
3.9

13 km
Cochoapa el Grande, 32 km N of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 9, 1999 05:33
23 years ago
3.7

76 km
San Juan Bautista Coixtlahuaca, 26 km N of Asuncion, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 6, 1999 15:03
23 years ago
4.2

83 km
55 km N of Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 3, 1999 04:16
23 years ago
3.3

11 km
Tlahuapan, 18 km W of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Oct 27, 1999 14:24
23 years ago
4.1

68 km
17 km NE of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 2, 1999 10:33
23 years ago
3.9

46 km
14 km NW of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Sep 27, 1999 13:32
23 years ago
3.5

9.9 km
Tetela del Volcan, 23 km E of Cuautla, Morelos, MexicoMore
Sep 9, 1999 01:47
23 years ago
3.6

38 km
23 km SW of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Sep 8, 1999 05:04
23 years ago
4.0

49 km
San Miguel Ahuehuetitlan, Oaxaca, 31 km NE of Tlapa de Comonfort, MexicoMore
Sep 8, 1999 00:42
23 years ago
4.5

60 km
Santiago Tamazola, Oaxaca, 38 km NE of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Aug 28, 1999 03:54
23 years ago
3.6

16 km
San Pedro Yeloixtlahuaca, Puebla, 42 km NW of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Aug 21, 1999 17:35
23 years ago
3.3

9.8 km
9.2 km E of San Vicente Chicoloapan, MexicoMore
Aug 13, 1999 22:52
23 years ago
3.9

41 km
Puebla, 44 km W of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jul 27, 1999 21:27
24 years ago
3.6

0.1 km
Texcoco, 12 km E of San Vicente Chicoloapan, MexicoMore
Jul 25, 1999 14:26
24 years ago
3.6

8 km
8.9 km S of San Miguel Xico, Valle de Chalco Solidaridad, MexicoMore
Jul 24, 1999 22:56
24 years ago
4.0

74 km
42 km N of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jul 16, 1999 19:05
24 years ago
3.6

93 km
33 km W of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jul 15, 1999 01:53
24 years ago
3.3

1 km
18 km NW of Atlixco, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jul 2, 1999 11:17
24 years ago
3.9

90 km
34 km SW of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 24, 1999 08:29
24 years ago
4.2

8.5 km
58 km SW of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 21, 1999 01:12
24 years ago
3.7

10 km
Oaxaca, 39 km NE of Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Jun 20, 1999 10:25
24 years ago
3.3

10 km
San Salvador el Verde, 8.8 km W of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 20, 1999 09:11
24 years ago
3.3

3.1 km
San Salvador el Verde, 4.4 km NW of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 17, 1999 04:26
24 years ago
3.7

63 km
33 km W of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 16, 1999 21:01
24 years ago
3.5

13 km
23 km SW of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 16, 1999 19:26
24 years ago
3.6

8.9 km
Tianguismanalco, 14 km NW of Atlixco, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 16, 1999 13:27
24 years ago
3.8

62 km
30 km SW of Tehuacan, Puebla, MexicoMore
Jun 16, 1999 03:59
24 years ago
3.9

33 km
San Pedro y San Pablo Tequixtepec, 32 km N of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
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