Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 6.2 km northwest of La Luz, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 11:39 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - 6.2 km northwest of La Luz, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 11:39 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 15 km depth

15 Jan 06:00 UTC: First to report: SSN after 20 minutes.
Update Fri, 15 Jan 2021, 06:06
Light tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 6 km northwest of La Luz, Mexico
4.3 quake 14 Jan 11:39 pm (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 14 Jan 11:39 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred only 26 minutes ago 6 km northwest of La Luz, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 15 km beneath the epicenter near La Luz, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, late at night on Thursday 14 January 2021 at 11:39 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 4.3 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.
In El Ciruelito (pop. 140) located 3 km from the epicenter, and Barrio de la Playa (Tololote) (pop. 20) 3 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in La Cruz Isabel (Barrio Grande) (pop. 60) located 4 km from the epicenter, La Cañada (pop. 250) 6 km away, San Francisco de Arriba (pop. 210) 6 km away, La Luz (pop. 2,400) 6 km away, San Francisco de Abajo (pop. 440) 7 km away, and Santa Rosa de Lima (pop. 2,200) 10 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 15 Jan 2021 05:39:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 14 Jan 2021 11:39 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.16°N / 97.63°W (Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) S of El Ciruelito (Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo) (pop: 138) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) N of Santa Rosa de Lima (pop: 2,200) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SSW of Tataltepec de Valdés (pop: 2,270) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) ESE of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) NW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) WSW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (pop: 5,680) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) ESE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
140 km (87 mi) SW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
397 km (246 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.2°C (72 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NE
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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.315 km27 Km Al NOROESTE De RIO GRANDE, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.315 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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