Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, November 30, 1978 at 17:47 (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: 15.979°N / 96.505°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 15.979°S / 83.495°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) WNW of Santiago la Galera (pop: 430) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ESE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSW of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSW of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 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: 1.8 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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