Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 40 km southeast of Crucecita, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 2:48 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 40 km southeast of Crucecita, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 6 Nov 2020 2:48 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 9 km depth

6 Nov 09:21 UTC: First to report: SSN after 33 minutes.
Update Fri, 6 Nov 2020, 09:24
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 100 km southwest of Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.2 quake 40 km SE of Crucecita, Mexico, 6 Nov 2.48 am (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 40 km SE of Crucecita, Mexico, 6 Nov 2.48 am (GMT -6)
A very shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near the village of Playa Grande, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Friday 6 November 2020 at 2.48 am local time at a very shallow depth of 9 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Playa Grande (pop. 200) located 34 km from the epicenter, Barra de la Cruz (pop. 700) 36 km away, Zimatán (pop. 500) 38 km away, Crucecita (pop. 15,100) 40 km away, Sector H Tres (pop. 2,800) 41 km away, Sector U-Dos Sur (pop. 300) 41 km away, and San Pedro Pochutla (pop. 13,100) 70 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Salina Cruz (pop. 73,600) located 100 km from the epicenter.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 6 Nov 2020 08:48:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Friday, 6 Nov 2020 2:48 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.54°N / 95.85°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) S of Playa Grande (pop: 211) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) SE of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SSW of Santiago Astata (pop: 2,210) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) ESE of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) S of Santa Maria Zapotitlan (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) ESE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of El Morro (pop: 2,630) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of San Miguel Suchixtepec (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
555 km (345 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NNE
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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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
4.29 km39 Km Al SURESTE De CRUCECITA, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.29 kmOFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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