Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 14:4614:46 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the morning on Sunday 24 January 2021 at 8:26 am local time near Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
4.4 quake 24 Jan 8:26 am (GMT -6)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate depth of 71 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Barrio Nuevo (pop. 33) located 9 km from the epicenter, San Mateo del Mar (pop. 5,700) 10 km away, Colonia Juarez (pop. 2,800) 12 km away, Salina Cruz (pop. 76,600) 25 km away, Santa Rosa (pop. 2,500) 26 km away, Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop. 74,800) 36 km away, San Blas Atempa (pop. 12,000) 36 km away, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (pop. 42,100) 37 km away, and Ixtepec (pop. 25,400) 51 km away.
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Date & time: 24 Jan 2021 8:26 am (GMT -6) local time (24 Jan 2021 14:26 GMT)
Depth: 71.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.12°N / 94.97°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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