Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.7 km west of La Luz, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-10-23 03:53:48 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 2.7 km west of La Luz, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-10-23 03:53:48 (Hora de México)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 4 km depth

23 Oct 09:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
23 Oct 09:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Fri, 23 Oct 2020, 09:14
Light magnitude 4.3 quake hits 143 km southwest of Oaxaca, Mexico
4.3 quake: 49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:53
4.3 quake: 49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, Mexico, 23 Oct 2020 08:53
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.3 quake in Mexico near the town of La Luz only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake happened in the early morning on 23 October at 3.53 am local time at a very shallow depth of 4 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt, based on preliminary calculations, include La Luz (pop. 2,400) at a distance of 3 km with moderate ground shaking, Santa Rosa de Lima (pop. 2,200) at a distance of 4 km with moderate ground shaking, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (pop. 61,800) at a distance of 139 km with very weak shaking, and Oaxaca (pop. 262,600) at a distance of 143 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 Oct 2020 08:53:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-23 03:53:48 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.11°N / 97.62°W (La Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NW of San Francisco de Abajo (pop: 440) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) WSW of Santa Maria Acatepec (pop: 1,170) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Tepenixtlahuaca (pop: 2,550) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) WSW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (pop: 5,680) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) ESE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) SW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
402 km (250 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.3°C (76 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.34 km23 Km Al NOROESTE De RIO GRANDE, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.34 km49 Km SSW of Santa Cruz Zenzontepec, MexicoEMSC

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