Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km west of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 6:12 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 22 km west of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, on Tuesday, 19 Jan 2021 6:12 am (GMT -6)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.5 at 9 km depth

19 Jan 12:28 UTC: Premier à signaler: SSN après 16 minutes.
Update Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 12:33
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake 22 km west of Puerto Escondido, Mexico
4.5 quake 19 Jan 6:12 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 19 Jan 6:12 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred only 21 minutes ago 22 km west of Puerto Escondido, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 9 km beneath the epicenter near Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca, Mexico, early morning on Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 6:12 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In La Barra de Manialtepec (pop. 20) located 9 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto Escondido (pop. 25,900) located 22 km from the epicenter, Santiago Cuixtla (pop. 1,300) 25 km away, Brisas de Zicatela (pop. 9,800) 26 km away, Cerro del Aire (pop. 1,500) 29 km away, Santos Reyes Nopala (pop. 5,200) 31 km away, San Gabriel Mixtepec (pop. 3,500) 34 km away, Santiago Yaitepec (pop. 4,100) 41 km away, and Santa Catarina Juquila (pop. 5,300) 42 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 19 Jan 2021 12:12:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: mardi, 19 janv. 2021 06:12 (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.5
Profondeur: 9.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.86°N / 97.28°W (Océan Pacifique Nord, Mexique)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km SSO de La Barra de Manialtepec (pop: 20) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
22 km O de Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
24 km SE de Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
31 km SSO de Santos Reyes Nopala (pop: 5,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
34 km SSE de Santiago Jocotepec (pop: 1,770) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
37 km O de Santa Maria Colotepec (pop: 1,370) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
42 km S de Santa Catarina Juquila (pop: 5,320) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
44 km SE de La Luz (pop: 2,440) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
53 km SSE de Tepenixtlahuaca (pop: 2,550) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
443 km SSE de Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 24°C (75 F), humidity: 74%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: 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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.59 km23 Km Al OESTE De PUERTO ESCONDIDO, OAX, MexicoSSN
4.15 kmOFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
4.15.2 kmNear the Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (23)

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Puerto escondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : After 6 o’ clock in the morning I went outside seeing if there could have been a tsunami because I’m close to the pacific, but no, so I go back to bed. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Actually the quake just woke me up, as soon as I opened my eyes it was done. I'm in a hostel, I went out to talk with the guy who did the nightshift, he told me that he felt it but it was low and short. | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto escondido, next to mercado zicatela (24.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard a loud sound come from what seemed to be the ocean and then the building began to shake. I would say it was between light to moderate shaking as light shaking doesn’t seem accurate  
Vivo resorts (11.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Woke us up from bed | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido (26.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Woke up around 6am to shaking! I knew it was an earthquake | One user found this interesting.  
Bacocho, Puerto Escondido (33.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Bed was swaying for several seconds. | One user found this interesting.  
Vivo resorts (11.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Woke us up from bed | One user found this interesting.  
La punta, puerto Escondido, oaxaca, mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Laying in bed and felt unmistakable lateral movement | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s : Bed shook us awake | One user found this interesting.  
One love hostel (25.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
377.9 km NE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
20.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Puerto Escondido (8.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
25.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
25 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Zipolite / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
texes / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Puerto Escondido / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 1-2 s
La Barra, Puerto Escondido, Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Mira mar / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba apunto de levantarme  
puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bocacho, Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s
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