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Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - 11 km west of Rio Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 4:58 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - 11 km west of Rio Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 4:58 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 3.8 earthquake - 11 km west of Rio Grande, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 4:58 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 3.8 earthquake at 17 km depth

7 Dec 02:30 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 4 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 6, 2022 22:58:37 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Dec 6, 2022 at 4:58 pm (GMT -6)
Depth17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.02°N / 97.54°W (Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.02°S / 82.46°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) ESE of Los Llanos del Espinal (pop: 132) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) W of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
12 km (8 mi) SSE of La Luz (pop: 2,440) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) SSW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (pop: 5,680) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) SE of Santiago (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
145 km (90 mi) SW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
415 km (258 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released3.2 x 1010 joules (8.78 megawatt hours, equivalent to 7.56 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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3.817 kmMexico: 11 Km Al OESTE De RIO GRANDE, OAXSSN
3.817 kmOaxaca, MexicoRaspberryShake


Seismic station: TLAPA (TLIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 203 km / 126 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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