Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 28 km west of Río Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 1 January 2020 at 17:51 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.0 earthquake  - 28 km west of Río Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 1 January 2020 at 17:51 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 11 km depth

1 Jan 18:28 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 36 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Jan 2020 05:51:56 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.0
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.96°N / 97.69°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) S of El Tlacuache (pop: 132)
10 km (6 mi) ESE of El Azufre (Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo) (pop: 524)
17 km (10 mi) W of Cerro Hermoso (pop: 379)
17 km (11 mi) SSE of Rio Viejo (pop: 363)
20 km (12 mi) SSW of La Luz (pop: 2,440)
39 km (24 mi) SSE of Santiago (pop: 10,100)
57 km (36 mi) SE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600)
415 km (258 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) More info
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.011 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Contribute:
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
3928 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : It felt like a very light vibrating rocking of the floor under my bed
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Mag. 4.0 earthquake - 28 km west of Río Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 1 January 2020 at 17:51 (GMT)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.