Light 4.3 quake hits near Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Thu, 21 Jan 2021, 08:0608:06 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Mexico near Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca, 32 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 21 January 2021 at 1:34 am local time at a shallow depth of 16 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
4.3 quake 21 Jan 1:34 am (GMT -6)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.3 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San Agustinillo (pop. 290) located 30 km from the epicenter, Puerto Angel (pop. 2,600) 31 km away, San Pedro Pochutla (pop. 13,700) 40 km away, and San Miguel Figueroa (pop. 1,100) 47 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santo Domingo de Morelos (pop. 1,600) located 49 km from the epicenter, Huatulco (pop. 7,400) 56 km away, Crucecita (pop. 15,100) 63 km away, Brisas de Zicatela (pop. 9,800) 69 km away, and Puerto Escondido (pop. 25,900) 75 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jan 2021 1:34 am (GMT -6) local time (21 Jan 2021 07:34 GMT)
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.4°N / 96.58°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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