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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 19 km northeast of Santa María Xadani, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm (GMT -6)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 19 km northeast of Santa María Xadani, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 19 km northeast of Santa María Xadani, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 57 km depth

16 Nov 21:14 UTC: First to report: SSN after 16 minutes.
Update Mon, 16 Nov 2020, 21:15
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.2 just reported 78 km southwest of Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.2 quake 19 km NE of Santa María Xadani, Mexico, 16 Nov 2.58 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 19 km NE of Santa María Xadani, Mexico, 16 Nov 2.58 pm (GMT -6)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early afternoon near the village of Guadalupe Victoria, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Monday 16 November 2020 at 2.58 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 57 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.
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 Guadalupe Victoria (pop. 900) located 2 km from the epicenter, San Miguel Chongos (pop. 500) 6 km away, San Isidro Chacalapa (pop. 400) 11 km away, San José Chiltepec (pop. 400) 13 km away, and Santa María Petatengo (pop. 600) 13 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 78 km from the epicenter, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (pop. 37,400) 79 km away, and Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (pop. 23,900) 81 km away.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 16, 2020 20:58:21 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth57.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.02°N / 95.91°W (San Carlos Yautepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.02°S / 84.09°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) W of Guadalupe Victoria (pop: 935) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Santa Maria Zapotitlan (pop: 1,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) E of Merced del Potrero (pop: 2,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) W of Santiago Astata (pop: 2,210) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) NE of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) ENE of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) ENE of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SW of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués (pop: 9,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
510 km (317 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.257 km36 Km Al NORESTE De CRUCECITA, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.257 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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