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Mag. 3.4 earthquake - 43 km southwest of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 04:00 am (Mexico City time) -

A light magnitude 3.4 earthquake hit 43 km (27 mi) away from Oaxaca, Oaxaca,  Mexico, in the early morning of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 4.00 am local time (America/Mexico City GMT -6). The quake had a very shallow depth of 7.4 km (4.6 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.4 earthquake - 43 km southwest of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 04:00 am (Mexico City time) Mag. 3.4 earthquake - 43 km southwest of Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 04:00 am (Mexico City time)

Light magnitude 3.4 earthquake at 7 km depth

28 Nov 14:07 UTC: First to report: SSN after 4 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 10:00:01 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 04:00 am (America/Mexico City GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.4
Depth7.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.74°N / 96.94°W San Miguel Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
Seismic antipode16.74°S / 83.06°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 109 joules (2.21 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.9 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town where the quake might have been felt is Oaxaca, a city with more than 260,000 inhabitants in Mexico, in 43 km (27 mi) distance northeast of the epicenter. People likely experienced very weak shaking there. Many smaller towns and villages are located closer to the epicenter and might have experienced stronger shaking. In the capital of  Mexico, Mexico, 378 km (235 mi) away from the epicenter, the earthquake could not be felt.
The following table shows some of the places that might have been affected (or not) by the shaking.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
NE of epicenter
Llano Verde
(pop: 192)
IV: Light
San Miguel Mixtepec, Oaxaca
12 km (8 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ayoquezco de Aldama
(pop: 3,830)
III: Weak
Oaxaca
12 km (8 mi)
S of epicenter
San Sebastian de las Grutas
(pop: 926)
III: Weak
Villa Sola de Vega, Oaxaca
19 km (12 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Pablo Huixtepec
(pop: 8,790)
III: Weak
Oaxaca
22 km (14 mi)
NE of epicenter
Zimatlan de Alvarez
(pop: 11,000)
III: Weak
Zimatlan de Alvarez, Oaxaca
23 km (15 mi)
N of epicenter
San Miguel Peras
(pop: 1,170)
III: Weak
Oaxaca
25 km (16 mi)
S of epicenter
Sola de Vega
(pop: 1,850)
III: Weak
Oaxaca
28 km (17 mi)
E of epicenter
Progreso
(pop: 2,830)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
29 km (18 mi)
E of epicenter
Ocotlan de Morelos
(pop: 15,000)
II: Very weak
Ocotlan de Morelos, Oaxaca
29 km (18 mi)
SE of epicenter
Ejutla de Crespo
(pop: 9,750)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
30 km (19 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Antonio Huitepec
(pop: 1,590)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
31 km (19 mi)
NE of epicenter
Villa de Zaachila
(pop: 14,000)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
31 km (20 mi)
NE of epicenter
Cuilapam de Guerrero
(pop: 12,400)
II: Very weak
Cuilapam de Guerrero, Oaxaca
35 km (22 mi)
SW of epicenter
Santo Domingo Teojomulco
(pop: 2,090)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
35 km (22 mi)
SE of epicenter
Santiago Yogana
(pop: 1,280)
II: Very weak
Yogana, Oaxaca
39 km (24 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan
(pop: 67,100)
II: Very weak
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca
41 km (25 mi)
SE of epicenter
Santa Maria Velato
(pop: 1,180)
II: Very weak
Coatecas Altas, Oaxaca
41 km (25 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Antonio de la Cal
(pop: 20,200)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
43 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
Rosario
(pop: 11,700)
II: Very weak
San Sebastian Tutla, Oaxaca
43 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
Oaxaca
(pop: 255,000)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
43 km (27 mi)
W of epicenter
Zaniza
(pop: 1,340)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
44 km (27 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Maria Azompa
(pop: 21,800)
II: Very weak
Santa Maria Atzompa, Oaxaca
45 km (28 mi)
NE of epicenter
Magdalena Teitipac
(pop: 4,300)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
45 km (28 mi)
NE of epicenter
Santa Cruz Amilpas
(pop: 10,100)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
45 km (28 mi)
E of epicenter
San Juan Lachigalla
(pop: 1,080)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
47 km (29 mi)
S of epicenter
Honduras
(pop: 1,090)
II: Very weak
San Jeronimo Coatlan, Oaxaca
48 km (30 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Francisco Lachigolo
(pop: 3,340)
II: Very weak
San Francisco Lachigolo, Oaxaca
50 km (31 mi)
E of epicenter
Yaxe
(pop: 2,680)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
50 km (31 mi)
SE of epicenter
Santa Ana
(pop: 1,910)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
53 km (33 mi)
NW of epicenter
San Mateo
(pop: 1,770)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
54 km (34 mi)
N of epicenter
Villa de Etla
(pop: 7,290)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
55 km (34 mi)
NE of epicenter
Tlacolula de Matamoros
(pop: 13,800)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
58 km (36 mi)
SE of epicenter
Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz
(pop: 23,900)
II: Very weak
Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca
59 km (36 mi)
E of epicenter
San Dionisio Ocotepec
(pop: 5,460)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
60 km (37 mi)
W of epicenter
Santiago
(pop: 1,260)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
61 km (38 mi)
S of epicenter
San Sebastian
(pop: 1,260)
II: Very weak
San Sebastian Coatlan, Oaxaca
67 km (42 mi)
SW of epicenter
Santa Catarina Juquila
(pop: 6,220)
II: Very weak
Oaxaca
74 km (46 mi)
SE of epicenter
San Cristobal
(pop: 4,100)
II: Very weak
San Cristobal Amatlan, Oaxaca
77 km (48 mi)
SW of epicenter
Tepenixtlahuaca
(pop: 2,550)
II: Very weak
Tataltepec de Valdés, Oaxaca
378 km (235 mi)
NW of epicenter
Mexico
(pop: 12,294,200)
: Not felt
Mexico D.F.
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
3.4 7.4 km
4.6 mi
10:00:01 Mexico: 29 Km Al OESTE De OCOTLAN DE MORELOS, OAX SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
3.4 7.4 km
4.6 mi
10:00:01 Oaxaca, Mexico
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with SSN
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: TLAPA (TLIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 196 km / 121 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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