Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 4.1 km south of Santos Reyes Nopala, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 3:27 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 4.1 km south of Santos Reyes Nopala, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 3:27 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 17 km depth

13 Dec 09:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
13 Dec 09:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 09:48
Light 4.2 quake hits near Santos Reyes Nopala, Mexico
4.2 quake 13 Dec 3:27 am (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 13 Dec 3:27 am (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early morning near Santos Reyes Nopala, Oaxaca, Mexico.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Sunday 13 December 2020 at 3:27 am local time at a shallow depth of 17 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Arroyo Piedra (pop. 88) located 1 km from the epicenter, Santa Maria Tiltepec (pop. 2,200) 3 km away, El Paraiso (pop. 140) 4 km away, Santos Reyes Nopala (pop. 5,200) 4 km away, Cerro Grande (pop. 31) 4 km away, Loma Bonita (pop. 76) 5 km away, El Zanate (pop. 190) 7 km away, and San Andrés Copala (pop. 840) 8 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 13 Dec 2020 09:27:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 13 Dec 2020 3:27 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.07°N / 97.14°W (Santos Reyes Nopala, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) E of El Paraiso (pop: 140) --> See nearby quakes!
7 km (4 mi) WSW of San Gabriel Mixtepec (pop: 3,520) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) NNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SE of Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 5,320) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) ENE of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) E of Santiago Jocotepec (pop: 1,770) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) W of San Baltazar Loxicha (pop: 2,180) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) WSW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (266 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.8°C (68 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 1 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.217 km24 Km Al NOROESTE De PUERTO ESCONDIDO, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.217 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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