Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, September 8, 1979 at 02:00 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 33 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.107°N / 96.497°W↗ (Mexico)
Antipode: 16.107°S / 83.503°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) WNW of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) SE of Santa Lucia (pop: 1,610) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NE of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) N of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of San Cristobal (pop: 4,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSE of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) NNW of Santa Maria (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) N of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) NW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
463 km (288 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) More info
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|3.8||33 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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