Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - Santa Maria Tonameca, 51 km east of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Monday, December 11, 1978 at 15:28 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.748°N / 96.62°W↗ (Santa Maria Tonameca, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.748°S / 83.38°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SE of Agua Dulce (pop: 97) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) ESE of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) W of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) WSW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ESE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) W of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
488 km (303 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.4||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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