Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 105 km southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, May 19, 1979 at 01:46 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 67 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 67.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.238°N / 94.176°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.238°S / 85.824°E↗
Nearest volcano: Mispia (221 km / 137 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
87 km (54 mi) SW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 86) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
105 km (65 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (71 mi) WSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
147 km (91 mi) SW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
151 km (94 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
161 km (100 mi) SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
702 km (436 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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