Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Tecalitlan, 77 km southeast of Ciudad Guzman, Mexico, on Sunday, August 15, 1999 at 04:11 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 86 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 85.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.101°N / 103.094°W↗ (Tecalitlan, Jalisco, Mexico)
Antipode: 19.101°S / 76.906°E↗
Nearest volcano: Colima (72 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) WNW of Taixtan (Michoacán) (pop: 755) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Tepalcatepec (Michoacán) (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (36 mi) SSE of Tuxpan (pop: 27,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of Zapotiltic (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) ESE of Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (Colima) (pop: 117,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Ciudad Guzman (pop: 97,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Apatzingan de la Constitucion (Michoacán) (pop: 99,000) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) ENE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
177 km (110 mi) S of Guadalajara (pop: 1,495,200) --> See nearby quakes!
418 km (260 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> 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||86 km||Jalisco, Mexico||USGS|
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