Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - Magdalena Jaltepec, 64 km northwest of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, December 24, 1979 at 06:11 (GMT)
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Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 133 km depth
1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Depth: 133.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.292°N / 97.274°W↗ (Magdalena Jaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.292°S / 82.726°E↗
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (193 km / 120 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) ENE of Morelos (pop: 201) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) SSW of Asuncion (Asunción Nochixtlán) (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) W of San Francisco Telixtlahuaca (État de Oaxaca) (pop: 10,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) E of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) WNW of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) WNW of San Antonio de la Cal (pop: 20,200) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) SE of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
308 km (191 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) More info
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|4.1||133 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||USGS|
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