Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 5.9 km southwest of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, November 29, 1978 at 20:49 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.739°N / 96.181°W↗ (Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.739°S / 83.819°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) SW of Sector H Tres (pop: 2,840) --> See nearby quakes!
6 km (4 mi) SW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) E of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) ESE of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) ESE of Piedras Negras (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
158 km (98 mi) SSE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
516 km (320 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.5||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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