Mag. 1.4 earthquake - 13km N of Delta, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Sunday, 17 August 1980 at 19:40 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 1.4 earthquake at 6 km depth
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.47083°N / 115.21317°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (10 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) WNW of Ejido Jalapa (pop: 671) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) NNW of Ejido Nuevo Leon (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) E of Ejido Michoacan de Ocampo (pop: 3,090) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) WSW of Ejido Jiquilpan (pop: 1,680) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) SE of Puebla (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) N of Ejido Sonora (pop: 1,510) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Tecolots (Poblado Benito Juárez) (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Mexicali (pop: 689,800) --> See nearby quakes!
2161 km (1343 mi) NW of Mexiko (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 106 joules (2.21 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 1.4||6 km||13km N of Delta, B.C., MX (Mexico)||USGS|
User reports for this quake
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.At magnitude 1.4, this quake was too small to be felt by humans, but it was recorded instrumentally.