Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 26 km south of San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-10-25 01:58:54 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 26 km south of San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-10-25 01:58:54 (Hora de México)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

25 Oct 08:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
25 Oct 08:21: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 08:26
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 147 km southwest of Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.5 quake 25 Oct 1:58 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 25 Oct 1:58 am (GMT -6)
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Mexico near the town of Puerto Ángel only 27 minutes ago. The earthquake happened early morning on Sunday 25 October at 1.58 am local time at a shallow depth of 17 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows etc.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Puerto Ángel (pop. 2,600) at a distance of 20 km with light shaking, El Colorado (pop. 800) at a distance of 24 km with light shaking, Salina Cruz (pop. 73,600) at a distance of 147 km with very weak shaking, and Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (pop. 61,800) at a distance of 172 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 25 Oct 2020 07:58:54 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-25 01:58:54 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.52°N / 96.39°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) SSE of Estacahuite (pop: 323) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSW of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) SSE of San José Piedras Negras (pop: 1,140) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) SE of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSW of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) ESE of Brisas de Zicatela (pop: 9,770) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from N
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 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
4.517 km27 Km Al SURESTE De S PEDRO POCHUTLA, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.6134 km37 Km Al Sureste De Puerto Ángel, México, MexicoINETER
4.417 km7 Km SSE of San Miguel Del Puerto, MexicoUSGS
4.417 km10 Km NNW of Crucecita, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tapachula / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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