Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Dolores Hidalgo, 51 km northeast of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, November 17, 1979 at 16:50 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 76 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 76.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.752°N / 97.833°W↗ (Dolores Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.752°S / 82.167°E↗
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) N of El Porvenir (pop: 459) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) E of Zacatepec (pop: 4,850) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (18 mi) ENE of San Pedro Amuzgos (pop: 4,930) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SSE of Santa Maria (Putla Villa de Guerrero) (pop: 10,900) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) NNE of San Juan Colorado (pop: 5,560) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) NNE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) SSW of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) E of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) WSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
328 km (204 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.2||76 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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