Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 4:57 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 43 km southwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 1 Mar 2021 4:57 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Mar 23:21 UTC: First to report: SSN after 23 minutes.
Update Mon, 1 Mar 2021, 23:27
Magnitude 4.7 earthquake strikes near Pinotepa Nacional, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
4.7 quake 1 Mar 4:57 pm (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 1 Mar 4:57 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred only 29 minutes ago 43 km southwest of Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Pinotepa Nacional, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico, in the afternoon on Monday 1 March 2021 at 4:57 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 4.7 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 Callejon de Romulo (pop. 490) located 19 km from the epicenter, and Corralero (pop. 1,700) 25 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Santo Domingo Armenta (pop. 2,600) located 26 km from the epicenter, El Ciruelo (pop. 2,200) 27 km away, San Nicolas (pop. 3,300) 39 km away, Cuajinicuilapa (pop. 10,300) 42 km away, Pinotepa Nacional (pop. 29,600) 43 km away, Jamiltepec (pop. 10,100) 62 km away, and Ometepec (pop. 24,100) 66 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 1 Mar 2021 22:57:48 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, 1 Mar 2021 4:57 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.1°N / 98.37°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
19 km (12 mi) S of Callejon de Romulo (pop: 494) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SW of Corralero (pop: 1,740) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) SSW of El Ciruelo (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSE of Santiago Tepextla (pop: 1,420) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SSE of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) S of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SW of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Jamiltepec (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
379 km (235 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 27.2°C (81 F), humidity: 65%, wind: 4 m/s (9 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
4.423 km1 Km S of San Juan Jicayán, MexicoUSGS

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