Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Petlalcingo, Puebla, 33 km northwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, October 26, 1980 at 15:54 (GMT)

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Petlalcingo, Puebla, 33 km northwest of Huajuapan de Leon, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, October 26, 1980 at 15:54 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 75 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Oct 26, 1980 15:54:16 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.069°N / 97.931°W (Petlalcingo, Puebla, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.069°S / 82.069°E
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (128 km / 80 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz (Barrio de Santa Cruz) (pop: 98) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SE of Acatlan de Osorio (Acatlán de Osorio) (pop: 16,300) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) E of Guadalupe Santa Ana (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) NNW of Huajuapan de Leon (Oaxaca) (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) SW of Tehuacan (pop: 248,700) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WSW of Altepexi (pop: 18,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Matamoros (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) NE of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa, Guerrero) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSE of Puebla City (pop: 1,434,100) --> See nearby quakes!
197 km (122 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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4.375 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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