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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday, 17 January 2020

Light mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday, 17 January 2020
17 Jan 02:36 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
Date & time: Friday, 17 January 2020 02:11 UTC
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 50.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.67°N / 94.88°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (192 km / 119 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
23 km (14 mi) NW of Unión Hidalgo (pop: 12,700)
27 km (17 mi) NE of Ixtepec (pop: 23,200)
27 km (17 mi) NE of Asunción Ixtaltepec (pop: 7,600)
171 km (106 mi) SW of Coatzacoalcos (pop: 230,700)
188 km (117 mi) W of Tuxtla (pop: 481,100)
544 km (338 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Fri, 17 Jan 02:11 UTCM 4.9 / 50 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
Fri, 17 Jan 02:11 UTCM 4.9 / 50.4 km22km NNW of Union Hidalgo, MexicoUSGS

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Puebla (Mexico, 446 km NW of epicenter) : Leve percepción en Puebla (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 168 km SW of epicenter) : Rattled that house...floor shook...dogs all barked. (reported through EMSC)
San Francisco Cajonos (Mexico, 158 km W of epicenter) : Parte Sierra Norte de Oaxaca se sintió muy leve SkyAlert se activó lo puso como débil y así fue pero ya se activó 4 veces más pero no se han sentido, todos a la orilla del Pacífico por los datos (reported through EMSC)
San Francisco Cajonos (Mexico, 158 km W of epicenter) : Muy leve se movió muy rápido pensé que estaba mareado pero la alarma sísmica se activó débil y así fue. (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday, 17 January 2020

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