Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 29 November 1978 at 20:49 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 29 November 1978 at 20:49 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.7 earthquake at 22 km depth

Date & time: 29 Nov 1978 08:49:48 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.184°N / 96.63°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) SSW of Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (Oaxaca) (pop: 23,900)
44 km (27 mi) SSE of Ejutla de Crespo (Oaxaca) (pop: 9,750)
51 km (32 mi) NW of Santa María Huatulco (Oaxaca) (pop: 7,410)
52 km (32 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (Oaxaca) (pop: 13,100)
59 km (37 mi) NE of Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca) (pop: 25,900)
99 km (61 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
437 km (271 mi) SE of Iztapalapa (Ciudad de México) (pop: 1,820,900)
447 km (278 mi) SE of Mexico City (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.722 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 5.7 quake Oaxaca, Mexico, 29 November 20:49 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes):
  • 10 Jan 1979 04:29 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1978 19:48 UTC
    | M 5.4 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1978 19:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1978 19:19 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Dec 1978 08:52 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 18 Dec 1978 21:50 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1978 23:41 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 05 Dec 1978 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1978 20:27 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 02 Dec 1978 03:55 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1978 17:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1978 13:15 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1978 02:01 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 30 Nov 1978 00:01 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1978 22:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 29 Nov 1978 21:07 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 29 November 1978 at 20:49 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 03 Jun 1932 10:36
    | 8.1 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    89 years ago
    |
    856km / 532mi
    | Jalisco, Mexico
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    93 years ago
    |
    5km / 3mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 18 Jun 1932 10:12
    | 7.8 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    88 years ago
    |
    850km / 528mi
    | Colima, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    114 years ago
    |
    81km / 50mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    388km / 241mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    20km / 12mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1942 23:37
    | 7.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    644km / 400mi
    | Offshore Guatemala
  • 22 Jun 1932 12:59
    | 7.7 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    88 years ago
    |
    879km / 546mi
    | Jalisco, Mexico
  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    197km / 123mi
    | Off the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 28 Jul 1957 08:40
    | 7.6 |
    38km / 23mi
    |
    63 years ago
    |
    280km / 174mi
    | Guerrero, Mexico
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