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1980 Oaxaca earthquake

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Magnitude  7.0 Ms
Tsunami  none
Areas affected  Mexico Guatemala
1980 Oaxaca earthquake
Date  October 24, 1980 (1980-10-24)
Depth  7.2 kilometres (7,200 m)
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.


The earthquake killed 300 people, and left an additional 150,000 homeless.


1980 Oaxaca earthquake Wikipedia

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