Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - Santiago Lachivia, 90 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, March 9, 1980 at 23:48 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 66 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 66.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.811°N / 95.77°W↗ (Santiago Lachivia, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.811°S / 84.23°E↗
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (199 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SW of Santiago Quiavicuzas (pop: 1,460) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of San Miguel Quetzaltepec (pop: 3,860) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) WNW of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) W of Matias Romero Avendaño (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) NW of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) WNW of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) NW of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) E of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) ESE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
459 km (285 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||66 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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