Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, December 2, 1978 at 20:27 (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: 16.018°N / 96.442°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.018°S / 83.558°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) ENE of Malvarisco (pop: 271) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) SSE of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) E of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) S of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
474 km (295 mi) SE of Mexico City (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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