Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Candelaria Loxicha, 46 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 10, 1979 at 04:29 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.927°N / 96.536°W↗ (Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.927°S / 83.464°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) W of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) WNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
477 km (296 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.1||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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