Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, December 28, 1978 at 08:52 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.006°N / 96.52°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.006°S / 83.48°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) SW of Tierra Blanca (pop: 326) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NNW of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) E of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
470 km (292 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.6||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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