Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - El Corozal, 46 km east of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Thursday, November 30, 1978 at 02:01 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.895°N / 96.65°W↗ (El Corozal, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.895°S / 83.35°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) S of El Corozal (pop: 427) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) NE of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSW of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) W of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
130 km (81 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
473 km (294 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.2||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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