Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Oaxaca, 157 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Oaxaca, 157 km west of Tuxtla (Chiapas), Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 68 km depth

17 Nov 14:22 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
17 Nov 14:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Tue, 17 Nov 2020, 14:33
Light 4.2 quake hits near Juchitán de Zaragoza, Mexico
4.2 quake OAXACA, MEXICO, 17 Nov 8.04 am (GMT -6)
4.2 quake OAXACA, MEXICO, 17 Nov 8.04 am (GMT -6)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near the village of Congregación Cabecera Chalchijapa, Mexico.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Tuesday 17 November 2020 at 8.04 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 68 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 Congregación Cabecera Chalchijapa (pop. 200) located 13 km from the epicenter, Santa María Chimalapa (pop. 2,500) 14 km away, Dos Arroyos (La Paz) (pop. 200) 23 km away, Escolapa (pop. 200) 24 km away, and Arroyo Azul (pop. 100) 25 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop. 67,600) located 76 km from the epicenter, Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop. 33,500) 96 km away, and Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop. 42,500) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 17, 2020 14:04:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 8:04 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 68.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.97°N / 94.57°W (El Corte, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.97°S / 85.43°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SE of Congregacion Cabecera Chalchijapa (pop: 203) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) ENE of Santa Maria Chimalapa (pop: 2,540) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (23 mi) SSW of Poblado 10 (Veracruz) (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) ESE of Cuauhtémoc (pop: 2,260) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) ENE of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NNE of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) NE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) NE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
229 km (142 mi) E of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
554 km (344 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 19.2°C (67 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NNW
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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.268 km51 Km Al ESTE De MATIAS ROMERO, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.268 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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