Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - San Miguel Ecatepec, 63 km west of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, August 13, 1979 at 05:56 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.257°N / 95.78°W↗ (San Miguel Ecatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.257°S / 84.22°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Ecatepec (pop: 752) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NNE of Santa Maria Zapotitlan (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SW of Magdalena Tequisistlan (pop: 3,830) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) NNW of San Pedro Huamelula (pop: 2,250) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués (pop: 9,000) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) W of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) NE of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
135 km (84 mi) SE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
500 km (311 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.4||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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