Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8.7 km north of Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-05-15 02:18:32 -

Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 8.7 km north of Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-05-15 02:18:32

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 1 km depth

15 May 08:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 10 minutes.
May 15 08:35: Magnitude recalculated from 4.0 to 4.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km.
Date & time: 15 May 2020 08:18:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-15 02:18:32
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.639°N / 94.591°W (Santiago Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) ESE of La Compuerta (pop: 28) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) ENE of La Blanca (pop: 1,220) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) ESE of San Miguel Chimalapa (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) NW of Huanacastal (pop: 783) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) ENE of La Venta (pop: 2,160) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) N of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) NE of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ENE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
232 km (144 mi) E of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
571 km (355 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.21 km84 Km al noreste de Salina Cruz, México (Mexico)INETER
M 4.47 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Pahrump NV (3036.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 8.7 km north of Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-05-15 02:18:32
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