Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Santa Catarina Noltepec, 64 km southwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, February 24, 1980 at 16:28 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 64 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.297°N / 98.05°W↗ (Santa Catarina Noltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.297°S / 81.95°E↗
Nearest volcano: Popocatépetl (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) W of Santa Rosa Caxtlahuaca (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) ESE of San Martin (Guerrero) (pop: 3,510) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSE of Silacayoapam (pop: 2,090) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (Putla Villa de Guerrero) (pop: 10,900) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa, Guerrero) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) SSW of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) NNE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) W of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
263 km (163 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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