Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 106 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:59 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 106 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:59 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

19 Nov 10:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
19 Nov 10:28: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Thu, 19 Nov 2020, 10:09
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.7 quake 19 Nov 3:59 am (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 19 Nov 3:59 am (GMT -6)
Just 10 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near the village of Santa María del Mar, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early morning on Thursday 19 November 2020 at 3.59 am local time, at a shallow depth of 17 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Santa María del Mar (pop. 800) located 100 km from the epicenter, San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop. 4,000) 101 km away, Laguna Santa Cruz (pop. 400) 102 km away, San Mateo del Mar (pop. 5,400) 102 km away, El Pacífico (pop. 400) 102 km away, Salina Cruz (pop. 73,600) 106 km away, San Blas Atempa (pop. 12,000) 123 km away, and Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (pop. 37,400) 123 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 19, 2020 09:59:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 3:59 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.31°N / 94.77°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.31°S / 85.23°E
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SSE of Barrio Nuevo (pop: 33) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SSE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
128 km (80 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
129 km (80 mi) S of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
139 km (86 mi) SW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (89 mi) SSE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
651 km (404 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25.7°C (78 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 22 m/s (44 kts) from N
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.315 km107 Km Al Sureste De Salina Cruz, México, MexicoSSN
4.315 kmOFF COAST OF OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
4.717 km106 Km Al SURESTE De SALINA CRUZ, OAX, MexicoINETER

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