Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, October 22, 1979 at 04:07 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 40 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 40.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.435°N / 98.708°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.435°S / 81.292°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) WSW of Tierra Colorada (pop: 812) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SE of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) W of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ESE of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of San Luis Acatlan (pop: 8,280) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
336 km (209 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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