Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - San Mateo Rio Hondo, 28 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, April 2, 1979 at 03:46 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.084°N / 96.603°W↗ (San Mateo Rio Hondo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.084°S / 83.397°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of Tovala Copalita (pop: 347) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) S of Santa Lucia (pop: 1,610) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
110 km (68 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (285 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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|5.0||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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