Leggero terremoto magnitudine 4.5 - 26 km south da San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Messico, domenica, 25 ottobre 2020 -

Leggero terremoto magnitudine 4.5 - 26 km south da San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca, Messico, domenica, 25 ottobre 2020

Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 17 km depth

25 Oct 08:07 UTC: Primo a segnalare: INETER dopo 8 minuti.
25 Oct 08:21: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: SSN
Update Sun, 25 Oct 2020, 08:26
Light earthquake of magnitude 4.5 just reported 147 km southwest of Salina Cruz, Mexico
4.5 quake 25 Oct 1:58 am (GMT -6)
4.5 quake 25 Oct 1:58 am (GMT -6)
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.5 quake in Mexico near the town of Puerto Ángel only 27 minutes ago. The earthquake happened early morning on Sunday 25 October at 1.58 am local time at a shallow depth of 17 km. The magnitude, exact epicenter location and depth of the quake are likely to be revised within the next few hours as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) agency, which listed it as a magnitude 4.6 earthquake.
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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter that are likely to be affected include Puerto Ángel (pop. 2,600) at a distance of 20 km with light shaking, El Colorado (pop. 800) at a distance of 24 km with light shaking, Salina Cruz (pop. 73,600) at a distance of 147 km with very weak shaking, and Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (pop. 61,800) at a distance of 172 km with very weak shaking.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 25 Oct 2020 07:58:54 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: 2020-10-25 01:58:54 (Hora de México)
Magnitudine: 4.5
Profondità: 17.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 15,52°N / 96,39°W (Messico)
Nearby towns and cities:
20 km SE da Puerto Ángel (San Pedro Pochutla) (pop: 2,650)
30 km SE da Santa María Tonameca (pop: 1,850)
35 km SSE da San José Chacalapa (pop: 2,040)
36 km SSW da Santa María Huatulco (pop: 7,410)
39 km SW da Crucecita (pop: 15,100)
83 km ESE da Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900)
176 km SSE da Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000)
523 km SE da Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 24.4°C (76 F), humidity: 90%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from N
Fonte dati primaria: SSN
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 3,5 x 1011 joules (98,6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84,8 tons of TNT) [saperne di più]
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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.
MagnitudineProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
M 4.517 km27 Km Al SURESTE De S PEDRO POCHUTLA, OAX, MexicoSSN
M 4.6134 km37 Km Al Sureste De Puerto Ángel, México, MexicoINETER
M 4.417 km7 Km SSE of San Miguel Del Puerto, MexicoUSGS
M 4.417 km10 Km NNW of Crucecita, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tapachula / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
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