Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 3.1 km east of Chila de la Sal, Puebla, Mexico, on Friday, 22 May 2009 at 19:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 62 km depth
Depth: 62.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.114°N / 98.457°W (Chila de la Sal, Puebla, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Popocatépetl (103 km / 64 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNW of Tulcingo de Valle (pop: 5,250) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NE of Acaxtlahuacan de Albino Zertuche (pop: 1,710) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Chiautla de Tapia (pop: 11,500) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) WSW of Acatlan de Osorio (Acatlán de Osorio) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Axochiapan (Morelos) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) S of Izucar de Matamoros (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) N of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa, Guerrero) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) S of Atlixco (pop: 86,700) --> See nearby quakes!
152 km (94 mi) SSE of Ixtapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
162 km (101 mi) SSE of Mexiko (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|M 5.6||62 km||Puebla, Mexico||USGS|
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 3.1 km east of Chila de la Sal, Puebla, Mexico, 22 May 2009 19:24 GMT
More infoRecorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
- 23 May 2009 08:22 UTC| M 4.0 |56.5 km (35.1 mi) depth|7 km (4 mi) distance| USGS | Details