Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 28 km southeast of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday, October 7, 1979 at 04:07 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 147 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 147.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.771°N / 94.459°W↗ (Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.771°S / 85.541°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) NE of Chichonal Nopalapa (pop: 269) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (Nanchital, Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 25,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) SE of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Coatzacoalcos (pop: 236,000) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) S of Allende (pop: 23,600) --> See nearby quakes!
325 km (202 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.1||147 km||Veracruz, Mexico||USGS|
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