Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 5, 1978 at 23:41 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, December 5, 1978 at 23:41 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Dec 5, 1978 23:41:36 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.952°N / 96.578°W (Mexico)
Antipode: 15.952°S / 83.422°E
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) NNW of El Guapinol (pop: 398) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) SSE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of Santo Domingo de Morelos (pop: 1,620) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
472 km (293 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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4.833 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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