Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Santiago Cuixtla, 24 km north of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on 2021-06-22 09:55:40 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 4.9 earthquake - Santiago Cuixtla, 24 km north of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on 2021-06-22 09:55:40 (Hora de México)

Moderate magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 38 km depth

22 Jun 14:59 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
22 Jun 15:06: Now using data updates from GFZ
22 Jun 15:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Tue, 22 Jun 2021, 15:12
Moderate magnitude 4.8 quake hits 16 km southwest of Oaxaca City, Mexico in the morning
4.8 quake 22 Jun 9:55 am (GMT -5)
4.8 quake 22 Jun 9:55 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 occurred in the morning on Tuesday 22 June 2021 at 9:55 am local time near Oaxaca City, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.0 earthquake.
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 San Miguel Tlanichico (pop. 610) located 1 km from the epicenter, Villa de Zaachila (pop. 14,000) 4 km away, Zimatlan de Alvarez (pop. 11,000) 8 km away, Vicente Guerrero (pop. 13,800) 9 km away, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop. 67,100) 12 km away, San Antonio de la Cal (pop. 20,200) 14 km away, Oaxaca City (pop. 255,000) 16 km away, Santa Maria Atzompa (pop. 21,800) 18 km away, and Ocotlan de Morelos (pop. 15,000) 21 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jun 22, 2021 14:55:40 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2021-06-22 09:55:40 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 38.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.07°N / 97.16°W (Santiago Cuixtla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.07°S / 82.84°E
Nearest volcano: San Martín (227 km / 141 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) ENE of Santiago Cuixtla (pop: 1,250) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) WSW of San Gabriel Mixtepec (pop: 3,520) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) SE of Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 6,220) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) NNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ENE of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) WSW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (59 mi) SSW of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) ESE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
120 km (75 mi) SSW of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
428 km (266 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 25.8°C (78 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from SW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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
4.938 kmMexico: 25 Km Al NOROESTE De PUERTO ESCONDIDO, OAXSSN
4.840 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
4.810 kmNear Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
4.855 km4 Km SW of Santiago Textitlán, MexicoUSGS

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Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (24.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (25.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
Naucalpan, Naucalpan de Juárez Municipality, México (442.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Brisas de Zicatela, Santa Maria Colotepec, Oaxaca (26.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short (reported through our app)
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (24.1 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (24.6 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Puerto es (24.7 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Not expecting it  
Oaxaca de juarez / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I was doing dishes...the house shook...it felt a bit like when you get off a roller coaster and your legs are shaky. The dogs went insane. My son came running in from his bed room saying did you feel that...that was awesome...he had been on his bed and fe  
Puerto enscondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I felt the couch and table moving for a few seconds  
Oaxaca de juarez / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Puerto escondido / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Oaxaca / not felt
Puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Light shaking on 3rd floor of apartment complex. Two main shaking events over about 10 seconds  
Ciudad de México / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Leve movimiento de objetos colgantes  
Cacalote, Tututepec, Oaxaca (77.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Puerto Escondido (114.3 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
Puerto Escondido (54.1 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Oaxaca City, Oaxaca, Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Oaxaca de Juárez (123 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Una pequeña sacudida que no duro más que algunos segundos que después fue disminuyendo.  
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 15-20 s
oaxaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Santa Gertrudis / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 10-15 s : Shaking  
Puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Oaxaca (122.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Shaking  
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