Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, November 29, 1978 at 20:04 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.16°N / 96.746°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.16°S / 83.254°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of San Francisco Coatlan (pop: 1,570) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) NNE of San Baltazar Loxicha (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) NE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
442 km (275 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.3||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)
- 29 Nov 1978 21:07 UTC| M 4.9 |33 km (20.5 mi) depth|10 km (6 mi) distance| USGS | Details
- 29 Nov 1978 20:49 UTC| M 5.7 |22 km (13.7 mi) depth|13 km (8 mi) distance| USGS | Details