Mag. 4.5 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 30 May 1979 at 08:04 (GMT)

Mag. 4.5 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 30 May 1979 at 08:04 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 32 km depth

Date & time: 30 May 1979 08:04:25 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 32.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.34°N / 96.507°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) E of Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (Oaxaca) (pop: 17,600)
9 km (6 mi) E of Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (Oaxaca) (pop: 23,900)
11 km (7 mi) WNW of San Cristóbal Amatlán (Oaxaca) (pop: 4,100)
25 km (16 mi) WNW of San Pedro Mixtepec (Oaxaca) (pop: 3,820)
26 km (16 mi) NE of San Miguel Coatlán (Oaxaca) (pop: 1,940)
35 km (22 mi) SE of Ejutla de Crespo (Oaxaca) (pop: 9,750)
84 km (52 mi) SSE of Oaxaca City (Oaxaca de Juarez, San Miguel Chimalapa) (pop: 255,000)
442 km (274 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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M 4.532 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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