Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 8 km WNW of Santiago, Mexico on February 20, 2015 12:15:55

Last Updated: 2015-05-12 20:29:34

On February 20, 2015 12:15:55 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit 8 km WNW of Santiago, Mexico. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 23.4 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -95.897° and latitude 18.489°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on February 20, 2015 12:15:55 had a magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Santiago in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico, located 8 kilometers or 5 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Acula (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico) located 13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE and El Corte (Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico) located 17 km (10 mi) → E of the epicenter.

In total, we found 279 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
8 km (5 mi) → E Santiago Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Acula Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
17 km (10 mi) → E El Corte Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
17 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Cosamaloapan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
19 km (12 mi) → E Carlos A. Carrillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Nuevo San José Independencia Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Chacaltianguis Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
21 km (13 mi) → E Dos Bocas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Cosamaloapan de Carpio Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
22 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Zacate Colorado Segundo (Fraternidad) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
23 km (14 mi) → E Amatitlán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Poblado Dos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Ignacio de la Llave Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Tlacotalpan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
29 km (18 mi) ← W La Isla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Poblado Tres Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW El Cocuite Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Alvarado Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Paso Nacional Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Arbolillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
38 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Tlalixcoyan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
39 km (24 mi) ← W Joachín Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Piedras Negras Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Salinas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Rancho Grande Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Nuevo Paso Nazareno (Chichicazapa) Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
56 km (35 mi) ← W Rodríguez Tejeda Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW La Capilla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Ejidal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Los Robles Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW La Laguna y Monte del Castillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
59 km (36 mi) ← W Tetela Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW La Tabaquera Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Medellín Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Antón Lizardo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
65 km (40 mi) ← W Cotaxtla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Paso del Toro Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
66 km (41 mi) ← W Huixcolotla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
66 km (41 mi) ← W La Tinaja Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
66 km (41 mi) ← W Vicente Camalote Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
68 km (42 mi) ← W Arroyo de Enmedio Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Medellín de Bravo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Playa de la Libertad Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Rancho del Padre Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW El Tejar Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Jamapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Boca del Rio Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Fraccionamiento Arboledas San Ramón Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
73 km (45 mi) ← W Zona Urbana Ejidal Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
74 km (46 mi) ← W Acatlán de Pérez Figueroa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Hacienda Sotavento Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (49 mi) ← W La Junta Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (50 mi) ← W Carrillo Puerto Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Las Amapolas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ← W Almolonga Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Veracruz Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Mata Loma Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Valente Diaz Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Soledad de Doblado Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Santa Rita Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ← W Mata Tenatito (Casco Hacienda) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Lomas de Río Medio Cuatro Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ← W Tezonapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ← W Cosolapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Los Torrentes Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Arboledas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Oasis Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Río Medio [Granja] Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (54 mi) ← W San Agustín del Palmar Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Loma de los Carmona Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Fraccionamiento Costa Dorada Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Colonia Chalchihuecan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Colonia el Renacimiento Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (55 mi) ← W Rincón de Barrabás Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (54 mi) ← W Laguna Chica (Pueblo Nuevo) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (54 mi) ← W El Palmar Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (54 mi) ← W Loma Angosta Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Fraccionamiento Geovillas los Pinos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ← W Motzorongo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Tenenexpan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ← W Ixtacapa el Chico Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Delfino Victoria (Santa Fe) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
91 km (57 mi) ← W Mata Naranjo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
91 km (56 mi) ← W Camarón de Tejeda Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Caxapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Puente Jula Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Vargas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
93 km (57 mi) ← W Palmar Grande Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW San Julián Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (58 mi) ← W Cuitláhuac Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (58 mi) ← W Presidio (Plan de Libres) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Tierra Colorada Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (59 mi) ← W San Francisco (Mata Clara) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (60 mi) ← W La Providencia Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (59 mi) ← W El Maguey Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ← W Omealca Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Cerro Guzmán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW San Martín Mazateopan Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
98 km (60 mi) ← W San José de Abajo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
99 km (61 mi) ↙ SW San Sebastián Tlacotepec Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
99 km (61 mi) ← W Palmillas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
100 km (62 mi) ← W San Francisco Nacaxtle Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Tolome Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ← W General Alatriste (San Joaquín) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ← W Paso del Macho Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ← W Loma Bonita Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW El Hatito Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ← W Yanga Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW La Antigua Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
103 km (64 mi) ← W Cerritos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
103 km (64 mi) ← W General Juan José Baz (San José del Corral) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
104 km (64 mi) ← W Sonora Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
104 km (64 mi) ← W General Miguel Alemán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Paso de Ovejas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
105 km (65 mi) ← W Ex-hacienda la Concepción Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Nicolás Blanco (San Pancho) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
106 km (66 mi) ← W Cacahuatal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
106 km (66 mi) ← W Rincón de Buena Vista Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
107 km (66 mi) ← W Atoyac Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Acazónica Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
108 km (67 mi) ← W Eloxochitlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
108 km (67 mi) ← W Potrero Viejo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW José Cardel Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ← W Ejido la Piña (Maromilla) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ← W Paraje Nuevo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Cabezas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Huitzmaloc Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ← W Manuel León Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
111 km (69 mi) ← W Zentla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (69 mi) ← W Comapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (69 mi) ← W Coetzala Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Chichicaxtle Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (70 mi) ← W Peñuela Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (69 mi) ← W San Rafael Río Seco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Úrsulo Galván Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Bara de Chachalacas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Playa de Chachalacas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
114 km (71 mi) ← W San José Independencia Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
114 km (70 mi) ← W Guadalupe Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
114 km (71 mi) ← W Amatlán de los Reyes Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW El Paraíso (La Charca) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
115 km (71 mi) ← W San José Tenejapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
115 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Zoquitlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
116 km (72 mi) ← W Córdoba Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
116 km (72 mi) ← W Mixtla de Altamirano Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW La Gloria Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
117 km (72 mi) ← W Naranjal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
117 km (73 mi) ← W Zongolica Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
117 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Coyomeapan Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
117 km (72 mi) ← W Trapiche Viejo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
118 km (73 mi) ← W Tepatlaxco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
118 km (73 mi) ← W El Porvenir Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
118 km (73 mi) ← W San José de Tapia Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
118 km (73 mi) ← W Buena Vista Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW San Sebastián Alcomunga Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Rinconada Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
119 km (73 mi) ← W Veinte de Noviembre Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Coxolico Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
119 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Villa Zempoala Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
120 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Xitlama Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W Zapoapan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W El Pueblito Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W Villa Unión Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W Fredepo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Hornitos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W San Rafael Calería Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ← W Chavaxtla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Los Ídolos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Apazapan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ← W Ocotitlán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ← W Colonia Manuel González Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (75 mi) ← W Tuxpanguillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (75 mi) ← W Colorines Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Santa María Tatetla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (75 mi) ← W San José de Abajo [Unidad Habitacional] Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ← W Boca del Monte Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ← W Campo Grande Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ← W San Isidro Palotal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ← W Córdoba (Santa Leticia) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ← W Fraccionamiento los Álamos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
124 km (77 mi) ← W Ixhuatlán del Café Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
124 km (77 mi) ← W Capoluca Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Santa Rosa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
124 km (77 mi) ← W Fraccionamiento Villas de la Llave Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (78 mi) ← W Ixcatla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (77 mi) ← W Fortín de las Flores Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Villa Emiliano Zapata Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (78 mi) ← W Tlacotepec de Mejía Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (77 mi) ← W Campo Chico Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Palo Gacho Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
126 km (78 mi) ← W Cuautlapán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (78 mi) ← W Sumidero Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ← W Ixcapantla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (80 mi) ← W San José Neria Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (79 mi) ← W Tecama Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (79 mi) ← W Tlamatoca Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Plan del Río Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (79 mi) ← W Monte Salas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (79 mi) ← W Tocuila Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Mozomboa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ← W Mata de Indio Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ← W Monte Blanco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ← W Mata Obscura Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Jalcomulco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
130 km (80 mi) ← W Santa Lucía Potrerillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
130 km (80 mi) ← W Presidio Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
131 km (81 mi) ← W Tomatlán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
131 km (81 mi) ← W Coyolito Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
132 km (82 mi) ← W Ixpila Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
132 km (82 mi) ← W Tenampa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
134 km (83 mi) ← W Huatusco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
134 km (83 mi) ← W Sochiapa Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
134 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Palmas de Abajo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Actopan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
137 km (85 mi) ← W Totutla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
137 km (85 mi) ← W Tlapala Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Tinajitas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
139 km (86 mi) ← W Tlaltetela Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
140 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Chavarrillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
141 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Rancho Viejo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
141 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Chicuasen Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
141 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Emiliano Zapata Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
142 km (88 mi) ← W Llano Grande Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
142 km (88 mi) ← W Ohuapan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
143 km (89 mi) ← W Limones Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Cerro Gordo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Tuzamapan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Otates Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Dos Ríos Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW La Reforma Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (91 mi) ↖ NW El Chico Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (91 mi) ← W Piedra Parada Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Bella Esperanza Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Mesa de Guadalupe Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Estanzuela Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Alborada Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Blanca Espuma Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Trapiche del Rosario Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW El Lencero Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ← W Cosautlán de Carvajal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
148 km (92 mi) ← W Cosautlán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
148 km (92 mi) ← W Mahuixtlan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
150 km (93 mi) ← W Teocelo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW El Terrero Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Jacarandas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Pacho Nuevo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
151 km (94 mi) ← W Texin Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
151 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Las Trancas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
152 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Colonia Santa Bárbara Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
152 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Fraccionamiento las Fuentes Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
152 km (95 mi) ← W San Marcos de León Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
152 km (95 mi) ← W La Orduña Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
153 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Pacho Viejo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
153 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Lomas Verdes Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
154 km (96 mi) ← W Coatepec Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
154 km (95 mi) ← W Colonia Úrsulo Galván Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
155 km (96 mi) ↖ NW La Laguna Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
155 km (96 mi) ↖ NW El Castillo Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
156 km (97 mi) ↖ NW Tronconal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
156 km (97 mi) ← W Xico Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
157 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Xalapa de Enríquez Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
158 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Chiltoyac Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
158 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Mafafas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (100 mi) ↖ NW Naolinco Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (101 mi) ↖ NW Guadalupe Victoria Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (100 mi) ↖ NW Tepetlán Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (101 mi) ↖ NW La Concepción Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (101 mi) ↖ NW El Espinal Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
163 km (101 mi) ↖ NW El Pueblito (Garbanzal) Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
164 km (101 mi) ↖ NW Banderilla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
164 km (102 mi) ↖ NW Tlalnelhuayocan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
164 km (102 mi) ↖ NW Otilpan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
165 km (102 mi) ↖ NW Naolinco de Victoria Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
166 km (103 mi) ↖ NW Piletas Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
166 km (103 mi) ↖ NW Jilotepec Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
168 km (104 mi) ↖ NW Rafael Lucio Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
169 km (105 mi) ↖ NW Coacoatzintla Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
172 km (107 mi) ↖ NW La Joya Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico
175 km (108 mi) ↖ NW Tlacolulan Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave 🇲🇽 Mexico

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 18 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
20 km (12 mi) → E Cuenca del Papaloapan Biomass 24.2 MW
68 km (42 mi) ← W Ingenio La Margarita Biomass 7.3 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Dos Bocas Gas 452.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ← W Ingenio El Refugio Biomass 4.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) ← W Bsm Energía de Veracruz Biomass 12.8 MW
89 km (55 mi) ← W Central Motzorongo Biomass 20.0 MW
96 km (60 mi) ← W Ingenio La Providencia Biomass 7.0 MW
98 km (60 mi) ← W Ingenio San José de Abajo Biomass 8.0 MW
104 km (65 mi) ← W Ingenio El Potrero Biomass 10.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) ← W Destilería del Golfo Biomass 8.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Ingenio El Modelo Biomass 9.0 MW
115 km (71 mi) ← W Ingenio San Miguelito Biomass 5.2 MW
117 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Ingenio La Gloria Biomass 21.5 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W Ixtaczoquitlán Hydro 1.6 MW
126 km (78 mi) ← W Ingenio El Carmen Biomass 6.8 MW
153 km (95 mi) ← W Texolo Hydro 1.6 MW
154 km (96 mi) ← W Ingenio Mahuixtlan Biomass 3.3 MW
162 km (101 mi) ↖ NW Azucarera La Concepción Biomass 4.2 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.3 earthquake that struck 8 km WNW of Santiago, Mexico on February 20, 2015 12:15:55. These types were Gas power plants, Biomass power plants, Hydro power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 8 km WNW of Santiago, Mexico on February 20, 2015 12:15:55
Date and Time
2015-02-20 12:15:55 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
23.4 km
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