Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Elsy Herrerías de Castellanos, Oaxaca, 50 km northwest of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico, on Thursday, March 27, 1980 at 22:59 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 121 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 121.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.984°N / 94.072°W↗ (Elsy Herrerías de Castellanos, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.984°S / 85.928°E↗
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) WNW of Cal y Mayor (pop: 543) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Zanatepec (pop: 7,250) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of Chahuites (pop: 9,840) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) WNW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan, Chiapas) (pop: 39,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) NNW of Arriaga (Chiapas) (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) WNW of Berriozabal (Berriozábal, Chiapas) (pop: 28,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NE of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
282 km (175 mi) E of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
599 km (372 mi) ESE 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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|4.9||121 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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