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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 27 km southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, Nov 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 9 km depth

30 Nov 18:27 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
30 Nov 18:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Mon, 30 Nov 2020, 18:36

Light 4.2 quake hits near Puerto Escondido, Mexico

4.2 quake OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO, 30 Nov 12.08 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO, 30 Nov 12.08 pm (GMT -6)
Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Escondido, Mexico. The tremor was recorded around noon on Monday 30 November 2020 at 12.08 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 9 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), 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 El Jicaro (pop. 260) located 26 km from the epicenter, Puerto Escondido (pop. 25,900) 27 km away, El Venado (pop. 150) 28 km away, Cerro Hermoso (pop. 380) 39 km away, Santa Maria Tiltepec (pop. 2,200) 40 km away, and Juan Diego (pop. 540) 41 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Reforma (pop. 650) located 44 km from the epicenter, and La Luz (pop. 2,400) 55 km away.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 30, 2020 18:08:38 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Nov 30, 2020 at 12:08 pm (GMT -6)
Depth9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.72°N / 97.28°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode15.72°S / 82.72°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities26 km (16 mi) S of Llano Grande (pop: 349) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (23 mi) SSE of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Santa Maria Colotepec (pop: 1,370) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
45 km (28 mi) SSW of Santos Reyes Nopala (pop: 5,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) S of Zacatepec (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) SE of La Luz (pop: 2,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) S of Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 6,220) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) W of San Francisco Cozoaltepec (pop: 2,120) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
457 km (284 mi) SSE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 29°C (84 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from S
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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Seismic station: Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico (TEIG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1076 km / 668 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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