Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Uxpanapa, 64 km south of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday, February 25, 1979 at 10:22 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 171 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 171.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.456°N / 94.357°W↗ (Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.456°S / 85.643°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) ENE of José Guadalupe Rodriguez (pop: 193) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNE of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSE of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) SSE of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SE of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (Nanchital, Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
549 km (341 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.3||171 km||Veracruz, Mexico||USGS|
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