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Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 23 km southwest of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, Mexico, on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 16:48 GMT

Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 23 km southwest of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, Mexico, on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 16:48 GMT Moderate mag. 4.0 earthquake - 23 km southwest of San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla, Mexico, on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 16:48 GMT

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 1 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 21, 1998 16:48:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth0.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.101°N / 98.534°W (San Mateo Ozolco, Puebla, Mexico)
Antipode19.101°S / 81.466°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoPopocatépetl (13 km / 8 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) W of San Mateo Ozolco (pop: 2,710) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) WSW of Huejotzingo (pop: 25,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) SSW of San Martin Texmelucan (pop: 75,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Atlixco (pop: 86,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) W of Cholula (pop: 87,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) WNW of San Andrés Cholula (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) WNW of San Bernardino Tlaxcalancingo (pop: 54,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) W of Puebla de Zaragoza (pop: 1,434,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Iztapalapa (Ciudad de México) (pop: 1,815,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.00.5 kmPuebla, MexicoUSGS
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