Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, November 29, 1978 at 22:32 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.545°N / 96.864°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.545°S / 83.136°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WSW of Compania (pop: 667) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) S of Ayoquezco de Aldama (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSW of San Pablo Huixtepec (pop: 8,790) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SW of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) NW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SSW of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) S of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
400 km (249 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.3||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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