Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 143 km southwest of Oaxaca, Mexico
Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 09:1409:14 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Mexico near the town of La Luz only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early morning on 23 October at 3.53 am local time at a very shallow depth of 4 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.3 quake: 49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:53
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include La Luz (pop. 2,400) at a distance of 3 km with moderate ground shaking, Santa Rosa de Lima (pop. 2,200) at a distance of 4 km with moderate ground shaking, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (pop. 61,800) at a distance of 139 km with very weak shaking, and Oaxaca (pop. 262,600) at a distance of 143 km with very weak shaking.
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Date & time: Fri, 23 Oct 08:53 UTC
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.11°N / 97.62°W
Primary data source: SSN