Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 23 km east of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-08-17 15:00:27 (Hora de México) -
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Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 16 km depth
18 Aug 01:07 UTC: First to report: SSN after 5 hours.
Local time at epicenter: 2020-08-17 15:00:27 (Hora de México)
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.39°N / 94.81°W (North Pacific Ocean, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (200 km / 124 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (3 mi) SSE of Chicapa de Castro (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) NW of San Dionisio del Mar (pop: 3,140) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) S of La Venta (pop: 2,160) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) W of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) ESE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SE of La Ventosa (pop: 4,880) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NE of San Mateo del Mar (pop: 5,730) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
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||16 km||10 km al SUR de UNION HIDALGO, OAX (Mexico)||SSN|
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