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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 38 km northeast of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5)

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 38 km northeast of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - 38 km northeast of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 58 km depth

20 Jul 03:07 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 17 minutes.
Update Tue, 20 Jul 2021, 03:12

Moderate magnitude 4.4 quake hits 38 km northeast of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Mexico in the evening

4.4 quake 19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5)
Just 22 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Monday 19 July 2021 at 9:50 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 58 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Santiago Nejapilla (pop. 190) located 1 km from the epicenter, Asuncion (pop. 13,300) 16 km away, Santiago Yolomécatl (pop. 1,900) 22 km away, Tamazulapam Villa del Progreso (pop. 5,000) 35 km away, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (pop. 17,500) 38 km away, Huajuapan de Leon (pop. 53,000) 60 km away, Santa Maria Atzompa (pop. 21,800) 73 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 255,000) 80 km away, and Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop. 67,100) 81 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 20, 2021 02:50:13 UTC
Local time at epicenter19 Jul 9:50 pm (GMT -5)
Depth58.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.43°N / 97.37°W (Santiago Nejapilla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode17.43°S / 82.63°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoPico de Orizaba (178 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) NNE of Santiago Nejapilla (pop: 192) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
16 km (10 mi) WSW of Asuncion (Asunción Nochixtlán) (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (13 mi) ESE of Santiago Yolomécatl (pop: 1,880) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) SE of Tamazulapam Villa del Progreso (Villa de Tamazulápam del Progreso) (pop: 5,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
38 km (23 mi) ENE of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (38 mi) SE of Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
73 km (45 mi) WNW of Santa Maria Azompa (pop: 21,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (50 mi) WNW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) WNW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
289 km (180 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 12.4°C (54 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from NE
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.458 kmMexico: 38 Km Al NORESTE De H TLAXIACO, OAXSSN


Seismic station: TLAPA (TLIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 128 km / 79 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station TLAPA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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