Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Hidalgotitlan, 68 km south of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday, June 29, 1979 at 04:43 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 115 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 115.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.402°N / 94.666°W↗ (Hidalgotitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.402°S / 85.334°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (100 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Arroyo el Sauce (Jesús Carranza) (pop: 233) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SSE of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WNW of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (51 mi) SW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
522 km (324 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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