Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Cerro Copalita, 30 km northwest of Crucecita, Mexico, on Thursday, November 30, 1978 at 00:01 (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: 15.942°N / 96.354°W↗ (Cerro Copalita, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.942°S / 83.646°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) ENE of San Pedro Cafetitlan (pop: 418) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) E of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) SE of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NNE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (31 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) SSE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
487 km (302 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (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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