Mag. 2.3 earthquake - 6km NW of Delta, B.C., MX (Mexico), on Sunday, 5 October 1980 at 15:55 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 2.3 earthquake at 7 km depth
Depth: 6.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 32.39883°N / 115.233°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Cerro Prieto (7 km / 4 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) WNW of Margarito Medina (Ejido Nuevo Leon) (pop: 10) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) WSW of Ejido Nuevo Leon (pop: 3,660) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SE of Ejido Michoacan de Ocampo (pop: 3,090) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) N of Ejido Sonora (pop: 1,510) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NW of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 17,100) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) SW of Ejido Jiquilpan (pop: 1,680) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of Puebla (pop: 15,200) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) SW of Tecolots (Poblado Benito Juárez) (pop: 5,260) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NW of Estacion Coahuila (Estación Coahuila) (pop: 7,600) --> See nearby quakes!
2158 km (1341 mi) NW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 108 joules (49.4 kilowatt hours) More info
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|M 2.3||6.8 km||6km NW 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 2.3, this quake was probably too small to be felt by humans, but it could be recorded instrumentally.