Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 59 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, October 22, 1979 at 04:57 (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: 16.28°N / 98.764°W↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.28°S / 81.236°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) SW of El Tamale (pop: 326) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) S of Barra de Tecoanapa (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) S of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SSW of Juchitan (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) W of Santo Domingo Armenta (pop: 2,580) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSE of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WSW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) SE of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) S 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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