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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 37 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 18 km depth

20 Mar 03:51 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
20 Mar 03:56: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2022 03:30:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Mar 19, 2022 at 9:30 pm (GMT -6)
Depth18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16°N / 96.61°W (San Agustin Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16°S / 83.39°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) SSE of El Paraiso (pop: 153) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (9 mi) WNW of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) ESE of San Baltazar Loxicha (pop: 2,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) NNW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) WNW of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) ENE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
57 km (35 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
119 km (74 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
465 km (289 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeFew Clouds 16.4°C (62 F), humidity: 81%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Seismic station: Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico (TEIG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 998 km / 620 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico: 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. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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