Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - San Pedro Tapanatepec, 73 km east of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 10, 1979 at 21:28 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 96 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.224°N / 94.369°W↗ (San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.224°S / 85.631°E↗
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (175 km / 109 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SSW of Rincon Juarez (pop: 941) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) W of Arriaga (Chiapas) (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WNW of Tonala (Tonalá, Chiapas) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) ESE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) ESE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) E of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) E of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
268 km (166 mi) ESE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
617 km (383 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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