Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake - Santa Lucía Miahuatlán, 17 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, on Sunday, June 17, 1928 at 03:19 (GMT)
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Major magnitude 7.9 earthquake at 20 km depth
Depth: 20.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.182°N / 96.585°W↗ (Santa Lucía Miahuatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.182°S / 83.415°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ESE of Santa Lucia (pop: 1,610) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (41 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (43 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) S of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) S of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) S of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
450 km (280 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1016 joules (12408 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.1 x 107 tons of TNT or 667.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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|7.9||20 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 09 Oct 1928 03:01 UTC| M 7.5 |25 km (15.5 mi) depth|98 km (61 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.5 earthquake - Santa Ana Tututepec, 4.8 km north of Santa Maria Acatepec, Mexico, on Tuesday, October 9, 1928 at 03:01 (GMT)
- 04 Aug 1928 18:26 UTC| M 7.2 |20 km (12.4 mi) depth|175 km (109 mi) distance| USGS | Major magnitude 7.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 km southwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, August 4, 1928 at 18:26 (GMT)