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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Thursday, 2 January 2020

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake  - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Thursday, 2 January 2020
2 Jan 10:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
Date & time: Thursday, 2 January 2020 10:15 UTC
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.59°N / 96.11°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) SE of San Agustín (pop: 300)
20 km (12 mi) SE of Sector H Tres (pop: 2,800)
20 km (12 mi) S of Crucecita (pop: 15,100)
118 km (73 mi) SW of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
177 km (110 mi) SE of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
534 km (332 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 2 Jan 10:15 UTCM 4.3 / 4 kmOffshore Oaxaca, MexicoEMSC

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Dreams resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like a plane going overhead
Dreams resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt like a plane going overhead
Santa Cruz Huatulco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : The loud “bang” made me jump out of bed I looked at the clock and it said 4:20 am. The after shock at 7 sounded like a rumble coming.
20 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Park royal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Secrets huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Secrets Huatulco resorts / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Shook me up while sleeping. I thought I was dreaming it so fell back asleep
Sector A, Santa Cruz Marina / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 5 seconds or tremors felt on 2nd floor. Sounded like a gust of wind or large truck crashing into building. Nothing displaced or broken.
La Crucecita / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Playa la bocana / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Secrets huatulco resort / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La cruecita, Oaxaca / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Building shook for about 5 seconds
Dreams resort / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to heavy shaking
Las Brisas, Huatulco, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : One loud bang that woke up from a deep sleep; bed shook a little and we wondered if a big truck (or something of that nature) hit the building.
Sector 0 Santa Cruz Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A sharp and fairly brief shake that rattled the bedroom cupboard doors. No apparent after tremors. Dogs in neighbourhood flustered.
La Crucecita / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Secrets resort Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awoken by a loud noise followed by an immediate shaking. Was only about 5 secs in duration but the crack of the mouse combined with the shaking was enough to wake us all up.
Dreams Huatulco Resort (20.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Huatulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Crucecita Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was woken up by what seemed like a bang against the building, followed by a rumble.
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 35 km NW of epicenter) : Low audible rumble, sounded like a loaded truck on the street, followed by a short but violent jolt. (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 19 km N of epicenter) : A quick jolt felt near La Crucecita lasted very briefly felt like only a few seconds! (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Thursday, 2 January 2020

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