Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km southwest of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, March 29, 1980 at 13:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 31 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.46°N / 95.579°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.46°S / 84.421°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SSE of Paja Blanca (pop: 101) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of San Pedro Huamelula (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) ESE of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SSW of Mazatlan (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SSE of Santa Maria Zapotitlan (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) ESE of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
103 km (64 mi) SSW of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
580 km (360 mi) SE 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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