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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday, 24 November 2019

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday, 24 November 2019
24 Nov 02:38 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: Sunday, 24 November 2019 02:29 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.94°N / 96.43°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) NW of La Pasionaria (pop: 300)
2 km (1 mi) NW of Pluma Hidalgo (pop: 600)
2 km (1 mi) NW of La Garita (pop: 100)
129 km (80 mi) SE of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
135 km (84 mi) SW of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
482 km (299 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 24 Nov 02:29 UTCM 4.6 / 10 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
Sun, 24 Nov 02:29 UTCM 4.6 / 14 km4.6 Oaxaca, MexicoEMSC
2019-11-23 20:29:13 -06:00 (24 Nov 02:29:13 UTC)M 4.9 / 33.7 km23km NNW of San Pedro Pochutla, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (20)

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Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mazunte, Oaxaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Was laying on the beach when the ground moved a bit. No buildings shook/ swayed. No objects fell. Just a slight roll of the ground.
Santa Maria del Tule, Oaxaca (126.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt two different quakes, just minutes apart.
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was at perilla Mixteca in Puerto Escondido on Oaxaca Ave. for dinner, chairs and table shook a bit. What an experience. JP
Brisas de zicatela / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Costa Cumana (57.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Eating at Spirulina Restaurant on the 2nd floor of a concrete building off beach strip in Zecatela. Tables and chairs shook. The entire restauarant paused to note that they’d felt a quake.
488.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Barra navidad / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Escondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Playa ZIcatela, Puerto Escondido Oaxaca / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Two earthquakes, first was strong, second about 5 min later half as first. Biggest since 2017 earthquake. wow.
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV)
69.9 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Huatulco / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ciudad de México (492.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Movimiento de ligero a moderado de objetos colgantes (reported through our app)
Oaxaca de juarez / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Escondido / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 480 km NW of epicenter) : Todo tranquilo por ecatepec. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico, 75 km W of epicenter) : 23 Nov 2019 20:33 h playa Palmarito concrete bed shaking 3 times in 5 minutes for 2 to 4 seconds each time. Water in pool has wave action which continues (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 127 km NW of epicenter) : Movimiento de balanceo, débil pero claramente perceptible, duró unos segundos y como que se sintió en 2 olitas: un poco de balanceo, bajó de intensidad y otra vez como al principio otro poquito y ya paró (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday, 24 November 2019

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