Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Texistepec, 47 km southwest of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Saturday, August 4, 1979 at 00:40 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 113 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 113.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.627°N / 94.772°W↗ (Texistepec, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.627°S / 85.228°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (75 km / 47 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SW of Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca) (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) S of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSW of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SW of Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (Nanchital, Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Fraccionamiento Ciudad Olmeca (pop: 16,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Coatzacoalcos (pop: 236,000) --> See nearby quakes!
310 km (192 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
501 km (311 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||113 km||Veracruz, Mexico||USGS|
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