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Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, 110 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-05 03:43:23 (Hora de México)

Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, 110 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-05 03:43:23 (Hora de México) Light mag. 4.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, 110 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-05 03:43:23 (Hora de México)

Light magnitude 4.0 earthquake at 129 km depth

5 Aug 13:07 UTC: First to report: SSN after 4 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 5, 2020 08:43:23 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-08-05 03:43:23 (Hora de México)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4
Depth129.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.57°N / 94.13°W (San Miguel Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.57°S / 85.87°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoEl Chichón (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) ENE of Rodulfo Figueroa (pop: 141) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (7 mi) NNW of Nueva Tenochtitlan (Rizo de Oro) (Chiapas) (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) NNE of San Pedro Tapanatepec (pop: 7,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo Zanatepec (pop: 7,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) NW of Arriaga (Chiapas) (pop: 24,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) WSW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) ENE of San Francisco del Mar (pop: 4,720) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (41 mi) NW of Tonala (Tonalá, Chiapas) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
282 km (175 mi) E of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
617 km (383 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released6.3 x 1010 joules (17.5 megawatt hours, equivalent to 15.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.0129 km45 km al NOROESTE de ARRIAGA , CHIS (Mexico)SSN
4.0129 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC

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