Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 20 August 1979 at 15:50 (GMT)

Mag. 4.7 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 20 August 1979 at 15:50 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 33 km depth

Date & time: 20 Aug 1979 15:50:37 UTC
Magnitude: 4.7
Profondeur: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.847°N / 96.506°W (Mexique)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km NE de El Chilar (pop: 307) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
12 km NNO de San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
13 km SO de Pluma Hidalgo (pop: 587) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
17 km E de Santo Domingo de Morelos (pop: 1,620) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
20 km O de Huatulco (pop: 7,410) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
25 km SO de San Mateo Piñas (pop: 297) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
36 km OSO de San Miguel del Puerto (pop: 779) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
39 km SE de San Baltazar Loxicha (pop: 2,180) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
41 km SO de San Juan Ozolotepec (pop: 615) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
47 km E de Santa Maria Colotepec (pop: 1,370) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
53 km S de San Cristobal Amatlan (pop: 4,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
55 km S de Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
56 km S de Sitio de Xitlapehua (pop: 522) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
61 km E de Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
62 km SSO de San Jose (pop: 1,470) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
66 km SSE de San Simon Almolongas (pop: 1,270) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
68 km SO de Santa Maria Quiegolani (pop: 830) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
69 km SSE de San Nicolas (pop: 797) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
69 km SSO de San Pedro Martir Quiechapa (pop: 753) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
69 km SSO de San Pedro Martir Quiechapa (pop: 753) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
79 km SSE de Coatecas Altas (pop: 2,850) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
486 km SE de Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeProfondeurLocationSource
M 4.733 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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Mag. 4.7 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 20 August 1979 at 15:50 (GMT)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Profondeur
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    il y a 93 ans
    |
    38km / 24mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    il y a 114 ans
    |
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    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    il y a 42 ans
    |
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  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    il y a 118 ans
    |
    186km / 115mi
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  • 15 Jan 1931 01:50
    | 7.6 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    il y a 90 ans
    |
    23km / 14mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 22 Mar 1928 04:17
    | 7.6 |
    15km / 9.3mi
    |
    il y a 93 ans
    |
    54km / 33mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 09 Oct 1928 03:01
    | 7.5 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 92 ans
    |
    113km / 70mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Aug 1965 19:46
    | 7.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 55 ans
    |
    73km / 45mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Dec 1937 13:18
    | 7.4 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 83 ans
    |
    222km / 138mi
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  • 02 Aug 1968 14:06
    | 7.3 |
    25km / 16mi
    |
    il y a 53 ans
    |
    151km / 94mi
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