Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 9 km SSW of Axuxco, Mexico on April 07, 2010 20:50:02

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:41:13

On April 07, 2010 20:50:02 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 9 km SSW of Axuxco, Mexico. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 75.5 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -97.227° and latitude 18.147°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 07, 2010 20:50:02 had a magnitude of 4.1 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 Axuxco in Puebla, Mexico, located 9 kilometers or 5 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Nanahuatípam (Oaxaca, Mexico) located 10 km (6 mi) → E and San José Tilapa (Puebla, Mexico) located 13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 185 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
9 km (5 mi) ↑ N Axuxco Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
10 km (6 mi) → E Nanahuatípam Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE San José Tilapa Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Coxcatlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
15 km (9 mi) ↖ NW San Jerónimo Axochitlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
16 km (10 mi) → E Teotitlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW San Pedro Tetitlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
18 km (11 mi) → E Toxpalan Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
20 km (12 mi) → E San Juan de los Cues Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Santiago Ihuitlán Plumas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Santa Magdalena Jicotlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
48 km (29 mi) ← W Santiago Chazumba Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Coixtlahuaca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Texcatitlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW San Pedro y San Pablo Tequistepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Miltepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Nativitas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Jaltepetongo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Chicahua Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Santa María Nativitas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Apoala Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Santa María Camotlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Cosoltepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Villa Tejúpam de la Unión Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW San Miguel Ixitlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Santa María Apazco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Villa de Tamazulápam del Progreso Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Tamazulapam Villa del Progreso Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Huajolotitlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW La Junta Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S San Juan Teposcolula Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
66 km (41 mi) ← W Totoltepec de Guerrero Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Vista Hermosa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Zapotitlán Palmas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Santa María Chachoápam Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Ciudad de Huajuapan de León Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Santo Domingo Yanhuitlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW El Molino Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
70 km (44 mi) ↓ S Yucuita Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Chila Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Cacaloxtepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
72 km (45 mi) ← W San Jerónimo Xayacatlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE San Pedro Coxcaltepec Cántaros Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Petlalcingo Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW San Andrés Dinicuiti Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S San Andrés Sinaxtla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Francisco Ibarra Ramos Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW San Jerónimo Silacayoapilla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Chilixtlahuaca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Santo Domingo Yodohino Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Asunción Nochixtlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Santiago Tillo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S San Juan Sayultepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Santiago Huauclilla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S San Pedro Topiltepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
79 km (49 mi) ← W Xayacatlán de Bravo Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Ayuquililla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S San Vicente Nuñu Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S San Francisco Chindúa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW San Marcos Arteaga Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW San José Ayuquila Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S San Mateo Etlatongo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Texcalapa de Juárez Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Santiago Nejapilla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Tezoatlán de Segura y Luna Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Santiago Yolomécatl Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Santo Domingo Tlatayapam Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S San Miguel Tecomatlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Magdalena Zahuatlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S San Francisco Jaltepetongo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Magdalena Yodocono de Porfirio Díaz Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Santa María Chilapa de Díaz Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S San Sebastián Nicananduta Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S San Francisco Nuxaño Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
85 km (52 mi) ← W Tetelcingo Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
86 km (53 mi) ← W Las Nieves Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S San Antonino Monte Verde Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
87 km (54 mi) ← W Acatlán de Osorio Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Santa María Nduayaco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW San Pedro Yeloixtlahuaca Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
88 km (55 mi) ← W San Vicente Boquerón Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ← W Amatitlán de Azueta Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE San Jerónimo Sosola Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S San Pedro Mártir Yucuxaco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S San Pedro Tidaá Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
90 km (56 mi) ← W Acatlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S San Miguel Monteverde Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW San Lorenzo Vista Hermosa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
91 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Santos Reyes Yucuná Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Magdalena Jaltepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S San Juan Achiutla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
93 km (57 mi) ← W Hermenegildo Galeana Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (59 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz Tayata Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Santo Domingo Tonalá Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Guadalupe Santa Ana Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
94 km (59 mi) ↙ SW San Pablo Anicano Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Santa Catarina Tayata Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Peña Colorada Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Santiago Tilantongo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Yetla de Juárez Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S San Juan Diuxi Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Guadalupe Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Santa María del Rosario Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S San Juan Ñumí Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Santa Inés de Zaragoza Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S San Miguel Achiutla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW San Sebastián del Monte Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Santiago Nundiche Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
101 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Mariscala de Juárez Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW San Agustín Atenango Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S San Cristóbal Amoltepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
104 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Santa Cruz Tacache de Mina Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
105 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Piaxtla Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
105 km (65 mi) ← W Ahuehuetitla Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
107 km (66 mi) ↙ SW San Jorge Nuchita Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Barrio San Diego Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Santos Reyes Tepejillo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
110 km (68 mi) ↙ SW San Lorenzo Victoria Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
111 km (69 mi) ← W Chinantla Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
111 km (69 mi) ↙ SW Ixpantepec Nieves Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
112 km (70 mi) ↙ SW San Miguel Tlacotepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S San Juan Mixtepec -Dto. 08 - Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
114 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Tecomatlán Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
117 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Tamazola Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz Nundaco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
120 km (74 mi) ↙ SW San Juan Ihualtepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
120 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Silacayoápam Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
120 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Santiago del Río Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ← W Axutla Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ↙ SW Santa Cruz de Bravo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Santiago Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Yutanduchi de Guerrero Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S San Martín Itunyoso Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S San Sebastián Tecomaxtlahuaca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Santa María Yucunicoco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Santa Rosa Caxtlahuaca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
126 km (78 mi) ↙ SW Tulcingo Puebla 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S San Mateo Sindihui Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Santo Tomás Ocotepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S San Andrés Chicahuaxtla Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Progreso Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S San Miguel el Grande Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
127 km (79 mi) ↙ SW Ahuehuetitlán Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S San Esteban Atatlahuca Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S San Miguel el Grande Villa Juárez Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Villa Chalcatongo de Hidalgo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
130 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Zapotitlán Lagunas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
130 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Calihualá Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Santiago Huaxolotipac Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
131 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Tlachichilco Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
134 km (83 mi) ↙ SW Tepetlapa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE San Antonio Huitepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
136 km (85 mi) ↙ SW La Luz de Juárez Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Tlalixtaquilla Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
137 km (85 mi) ↙ SW Ahuajutla Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
137 km (85 mi) ↙ SW San Mateo Nejápam Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
138 km (85 mi) ↙ SW San Martín Peras Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Santa María Yucuhiti Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Santiago Nuyoó Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
139 km (86 mi) ↙ SW Cuyuxtlahuaca Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
141 km (88 mi) ↙ SW Santa Cruz Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Santa María Yolotepec Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
144 km (89 mi) ↓ S Constancia del Rosario Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
144 km (89 mi) ↙ SW Alcozauca de Guerrero Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
145 km (90 mi) ↙ SW Tlahuapa Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Putla Villa de Guerrero Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (90 mi) ↓ S Santiago Yosondúa Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (91 mi) ↙ SW San Miguel el Grande Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
146 km (90 mi) ↓ S San Sebastián Nopalera Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↙ SW Santiago Tilapa Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S San Juan Lagunas Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
151 km (94 mi) ↓ S Santa Cruz Yucucani Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
151 km (94 mi) ↙ SW San Vicente Zoyatlán Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
153 km (95 mi) ↓ S El Jicaral Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
155 km (96 mi) ↓ S Jicayán de Tovar Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
157 km (97 mi) ↙ SW San Pablo Atzompa Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
158 km (98 mi) ↓ S Mesones Hidalgo Oaxaca 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (101 mi) ↙ SW San Rafael Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
162 km (101 mi) ↓ S Rancho Viejo (Rancho Nuevo de la Democracia) Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
168 km (104 mi) ↓ S La Soledad Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
169 km (105 mi) ↓ S San Pedro Cuitlapan Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
170 km (106 mi) ↓ S El Carmen Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico
174 km (108 mi) ↓ S Tlacoachistlahuaca Guerrero 🇲🇽 Mexico

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 1 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
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Tamazulapan Hydro 2.5 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 1 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 9 km SSW of Axuxco, Mexico on April 07, 2010 20:50:02. These types were 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.

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 4.1 Earthquake Struck 9 km SSW of Axuxco, Mexico on April 07, 2010 20:50:02
Date and Time
2010-04-07 20:50:02 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
75.5 km
Reports
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