Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Copala, 57 km west of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, January 4, 1980 at 10:58 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 49 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.576°N / 98.933°W↗ (Copala, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.576°S / 81.067°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) W of Las Lajas (Copala) (pop: 464) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SE of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SSE of Cuautepec (pop: 3,570) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SE of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SW of San Luis Acatlan (pop: 8,280) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) ESE of Las Vigas (pop: 4,500) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) SSE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
318 km (198 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
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