1980 Oaxaca earthquake

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1980 Central Mexico earthquake
1980 Oaxaca earthquake is located in Mexico
1980 Oaxaca earthquake
Date October 24, 1980 (1980-10-24)
Magnitude 7.0 Ms
Depth 7.2 kilometres (7,200 m)
Epicenter 18°13′N 98°14′W / 18.21°N 98.24°W / 18.21; -98.24Coordinates: 18°13′N 98°14′W / 18.21°N 98.24°W / 18.21; -98.24
Areas affected Mexico
Guatemala
Tsunami none
Casualties At least 300 dead, 150,000 homeless

The 1980 Oaxaca earthquake occurred on October 24, 1980. It killed 300 and measured 7.0 on the surface wave measurement scale. Leaving many injured, the quake left approximately 150,000 homeless and caused extensive damage, mainly in the Huajuapan de León region of the state of Oaxaca. It was felt throughout southern Mexico as well and in Guatemala.[1][2]

Damage[edit]

The earthquake killed 300 people, and left an additional 150,000 homeless.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Today In Earthquake History:October 24". USGS. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  2. ^ a b "Significant Earthquakes of the World, 1980". USGS. 2008-08-16. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-24.