Moderate mag. 4.8 earthquake - San Gabriel Mixtepec, 26 km north of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Tuesday, June 26, 1979 at 09:31 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.099°N / 97.034°W↗ (San Gabriel Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.099°S / 82.966°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) S of Soledad Piedra Larga (pop: 545) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) E of Santos Reyes Nopala (pop: 5,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) N of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) W of San Baltazar Loxicha (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ESE of Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (33 mi) WSW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SSW of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
112 km (70 mi) SSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
432 km (268 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.8||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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