Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, 121 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-27 10:13:41 (Hora de México)

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, 121 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-27 10:13:41 (Hora de México) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Oaxaca, 121 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on 2020-08-27 10:13:41 (Hora de México)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 109 km depth

27 Aug 15:32 UTC: First to report: SSN after 18 minutes.

Aug 27 15:35: Source data changed from EMSC to SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 27, 2020 15:13:41 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-08-27 10:13:41 (Hora de México)
Depth109.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.56°N / 94.23°W (San Miguel Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.56°S / 85.77°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoEl Chichón (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) W of Rodulfo Figueroa (pop: 141) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) NE of Santo Domingo Zanatepec (pop: 7,250) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) WNW of Nueva Tenochtitlan (Rizo de Oro) (Chiapas) (pop: 1,640) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) N of San Pedro Tapanatepec (pop: 7,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) NE of San Francisco Ixhuatan (pop: 5,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) ENE of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) NW of Arriaga (Chiapas) (pop: 24,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
56 km (35 mi) WSW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) NW of Tonala (Tonalá, Chiapas) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
608 km (378 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.3109 km51 Km Al NOROESTE De ARRIAGA , CHIS (Mexico)SSN
4.3109 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings