Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 at 8 km depth
18 Oct 23:47 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 23 minutos.
18 Oct 23:49: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: SSN
Update Mon, 18 Oct 2021, 23:51Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
4.2 quake 18 Oct 6:23 pm (GMT -5)
A very shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported early evening near Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Monday, October 18th, 2021, at 6:23 pm local time at a very shallow depth of 8 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 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Residencial Conejos (pop. 30) located 18 km from the epicenter, Crucecita (pop. 15,100) 20 km away, Sector H Tres (pop. 2,800) 21 km away, Santa Maria (pop. 7,400) 39 km away, La Herradura (pop. 1,100) 40 km away, and Benito Juarez (pop. 1,300) 43 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Pedro Pochutla (pop. 13,700) located 48 km from the epicenter, Merced del Potrero (pop. 2,200) 49 km away, and Puerto Angel (pop. 2,600) 49 km away.
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