Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - San Juan Bautista Cuicatlan, 69 km northwest of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, July 21, 1979 at 03:53 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 69 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 69.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.601°N / 97.045°W↗ (San Juan Bautista Cuicatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.601°S / 82.955°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (161 km / 100 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (2 mi) ESE of Colorado (pop: 478) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) NE of Asuncion (Asunción Nochixtlán) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) NNW of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) NNW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (44 mi) NNW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (46 mi) NNW of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ENE of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) ESE of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) SSE of Ajalpan (Puebla) (pop: 28,000) --> See nearby quakes!
299 km (186 mi) SE 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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