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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.3 quake: 76 Km al noreste de Puerto Ángel, México (Mexico), 23 Jun 2020 15:29, which had occurred 8 days earlier.
Light mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday, 1 July 2020
1 Jul 14:59 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 28 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 1 July 2020 14:31 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.34°N / 96.2°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) S of San Agustín (pop: 300)
41 km (25 mi) SE of Boca Vieja (Barra Boca Vieja) (pop: 200)
41 km (26 mi) SE of Barra de Cuatunalco (pop: 200)
142 km (88 mi) SW of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
200 km (124 mi) SE of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
551 km (342 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 1 Jul 14:31 UTCM 4.6 / 9 kmOffshore Oaxaca, MexicoEMSC
2020-07-01 09:31:47 (Hora de México) (1 Jul 14:31:47 UTC)M 4.6 / 9 km48 km al SUR de CRUCECITA, OAX (Mexico)SSN
Wed, 1 Jul 14:31 UTCM 4.5 / 10 km15 km E of Crucecita, MexicoUSGS

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Santa Cruz, Huatulco, Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken as cupboard doors knocked. Not very long but an unpleasant awakening. 8 days after the 7 4 we are getting plenty of daily after shocks and still patching house cracks and reroofing. We had two of magnitude around 4, yesterday afternoon, then this morning. Many of us are feeling jittery as there are just SO MANY shocks and you wonder if they are AFTERshocks or a preamble for something bigger - rare but not unheard of.

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday, 1 July 2020

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