Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, January 27, 1980 at 09:00 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 94 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.187°N / 95.112°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 17.187°S / 84.888°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (131 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) N of Colonia Istmeña (Seccion el Zapote) (pop: 433) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Santa Ana (pop: 1,340) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSE of Los Angeles (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) N of San Juan Guichicovi (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Cuauhtémoc (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Jesus Carranza (pop: 4,020) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNW of Matias Romero Avendaño (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) N of Santo Domingo Petapa (pop: 5,430) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) N of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
492 km (306 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.2||94 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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