Deadly earthquakes of October 24, 19XX – Mexico and Congo

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M 7.1    24-10-1980    Mexico    Depth 72 km – killing 300 people
At least 300 people killed, many injured, approximately 150,000 homeless and extensive damage in central Mexico, mainly in the Huajuapan de Leon area.  Felt throughout central and southern Mexico and in Guatemala.
Map of the epicenter area

M 6.2    24-10-2002    Democratic Republic of the Congo  Depth 11 km – killing 2 people
Two people killed at Goma, several buildings damaged or destroyed at Lwiro and minor damage to buildings at Bukavu and Goma. One building destroyed at Mugera and several buildings damaged at Kigali, Rwanda. Felt as far south as Bujumbura, Burundi and as far north as Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Map of the epicenter area

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