Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km west of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 16 January 2020 at 06:09 (GMT) -
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 74 km depth
16 Jan 06:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 23 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Jan 2020 06:09:39 UTC -
Depth: 74.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.46°N / 95.12°W (San Pedro Comitancillo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (225 km / 140 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNE of El Huamuchal (Los Vegas) (pop: 29) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) WNW of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) S of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NE of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) W of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) NNE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) S of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) ESE of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
537 km (334 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 4.2||74 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||EMSC|
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