Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 16 km west of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 12:48 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 16 km west of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 12:48 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 6 km depth

14 Nov 19:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
Update Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 19:12
Light 4.2 quake hits near Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.2 quake 14 Nov 12:48 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 14 Nov 12:48 pm (GMT -6)
The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Mexico near the town of San Pedro Comitancillo only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Saturday 14 November 2020 at 12.48 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 6 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service at VolcanoDiscovery identified a second report from Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
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. Moderate shaking probably occurred in San Pedro Comitancillo (pop. 3,900) located 3 km from the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Magdalena Tlacotepec (pop. 1,200) located 5 km from the epicenter, Rancho el Llano (pop. 700) 6 km away, Ejido el Jordán (pop. 200) 8 km away, Kilómetro 10 Nizzapipi (San Antonio) (pop. 200) 9 km away, Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop. 67,600) 16 km away, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (pop. 37,400) 18 km away, and Salina Cruz (pop. 73,600) 33 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Nov 2020 18:48:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 14 Nov 2020 12:48 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 6.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.47°N / 95.17°W (San Pedro Comitancillo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) SSW of San Pedro Comitancillo (pop: 3,940) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (8 mi) SW of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) WNW of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NNE of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) N of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) W of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SSW of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
178 km (111 mi) ESE of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
533 km (331 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 33.9°C (93 F), humidity: 43%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from NNE
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
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.
4.26 km13 Km Al SUROESTE De CD IXTEPEC, OAX, MexicoSSN

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