Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 173 km southeast of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, September 11, 1980 at 09:40 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 41 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.05°N / 94.284°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.05°S / 85.716°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (233 km / 145 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
110 km (69 mi) SW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 86) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
159 km (99 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
171 km (106 mi) SW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
173 km (108 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
175 km (109 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
228 km (141 mi) SSW of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
257 km (159 mi) SW of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
708 km (440 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||41 km||off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
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