Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 48 km depth
27 Dec 00:00 UTC: First to report: SSN after 14 minutes.
Update Sun, 27 Dec 2020, 00:06
Light tremor of magnitude 4.4 just reported 13 km southeast of El Limon, Mexico
4.4 quake 26 Dec 5:45 pm (GMT -6)
Just 20 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near El Limon, San Pedro Huamelula, Oaxaca, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the afternoon on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 5:45 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 48 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.4 as well.
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 Limon (pop. 75) located 13 km from the epicenter, Fraccionamiento la Tortolita (pop. 120) 17 km away, Zaachilac (pop. 220) 21 km away, and Guadalupe Victoria (pop. 940) 28 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santa Maria Zapotitlan (pop. 1,100) located 35 km from the epicenter, El Morro (pop. 2,600) 43 km away, Crucecita (pop. 15,100) 48 km away, Salina Cruz (pop. 76,600) 64 km away, and Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (pop. 42,100) 71 km away.
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