Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Santa Maria Ozolotepec, 34 km southeast of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Mexico, on Wednesday, November 29, 1978 at 22:28 (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: 16.122°N / 96.363°W↗ (Santa Maria Ozolotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.122°S / 83.637°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SE of Santa Maria Ozolotepec (pop: 937) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) ENE of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ESE of San Sebastian (pop: 1000) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SSE of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) N of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NNE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (69 mi) SSE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 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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