Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 14 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:01 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - 14 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:01 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 5 km depth

23 Nov 03:21 UTC: First to report: SSN after 20 minutes.
Update Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 03:24
Light magnitude 4.5 quake hits 14 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Mexico in the evening
4.5 quake 22 Nov 9:01 pm (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 22 Nov 9:01 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 23 minutes ago 14 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 5 km beneath the epicenter near Puerto Escondido in the evening on Sunday 22 November 2020 at 9.01 pm local time. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto Escondido (pop. 25,900) located 14 km from the epicenter, El Jícaro (pop. 300) 14 km away, Brisas de Zicatela (pop. 9,800) 14 km away, Colonia Libertad (pop. 600) 15 km away, Barra de Navidad (pop. 700) 15 km away, Marinero (pop. 200) 15 km away, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (pop. 17,600) 86 km away, and Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (pop. 23,900) 86 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 Nov 2020 03:01:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 22 Nov 2020 9:01 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.5
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.77°N / 97.15°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Los Manantiales (La Pita) (Oaxaca) (pop: 13) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (8 mi) SW of Puerto Escondido (Oaxaca) (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) WSW of Santa Maria Colotepec (Oaxaca) (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Santos Reyes Nopala (Oaxaca) (pop: 5,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (25 mi) SE of Rio Grande (Oaxaca) (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) W of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (Oaxaca) (pop: 2,120) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of San Marcos Zacatepec (Oaxaca) (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSE of Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 5,320) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
458 km (284 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26°C (79 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NE
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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User reports for this quake (3)

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Rinconada, Puerto Escondido (12 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : It was very short and abrupt. Nothing fell on the floor.  
Puerto Escondido / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / very short
Peurto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
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