Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - San Salvador, 45 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, December 18, 1978 at 21:50 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.932°N / 96.537°W↗ (San Salvador, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.932°S / 83.463°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) N of La Ciénega (pop: 275) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (79 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
476 km (296 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.7||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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