Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, December 2, 1978 at 03:55 (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: 15.854°N / 96.49°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 15.854°S / 83.51°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) E of Cerro Cruz (pop: 197) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) W of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) E of Santo Domingo de Morelos (pop: 1,620) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
486 km (302 mi) SE of Mexico (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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