Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 9 km north of Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 8:00 am (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 9 km north of Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 8:00 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 108 km depth

23 Dec 14:28 UTC: First to report: SSN after 28 minutes.
Update Wed, 23 Dec 2020, 14:33
Light 4.3 quake hits near San Juan Mazatlan, Mexico
4.3 quake 23 Dec 8:00 am (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 23 Dec 8:00 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred 33 minutes ago 9 km north of San Juan Mazatlan, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 108 km beneath the epicenter near San Juan Mazatlan, San Juan Mazatlán, Oaxaca, Mexico, in the morning on Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 8:00 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Juan Mazatlan (pop. 1,800) located 9 km from the epicenter, San Pedro Acatlan Grande (pop. 630) 9 km away, La Nueva Esperanza (pop. 200) 12 km away, Santiago Tutla (pop. 980) 13 km away, Rancho Juarez (pop. 350) 14 km away, Santiago Malacatepec (pop. 1,200) 19 km away, Los Fresnos (pop. 870) 19 km away, and Santa Maria Puxmetacan (pop. 1,400) 25 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 Dec 2020 14:00:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 23 Dec 2020 8:00 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 108.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.11°N / 95.46°W (San Juan Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Martín (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) ESE of Santa Maria Villa Hermosa (pop: 25) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (6 mi) N of Mazatlan (pop: 1,790) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) E of San Juan Cotzocon (pop: 3,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) ENE of San Miguel Quetzaltepec (pop: 3,860) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) WNW of San Juan Guichicovi (pop: 4,280) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) NW of Santo Domingo Petapa (pop: 5,430) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) NNW of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
134 km (84 mi) E of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 19.3°C (67 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SW
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
4.3108 km51 Km Al NOROESTE De MATIAS ROMERO, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.3108 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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