Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 13km WSW of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico on Thursday, 8 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 15km N of Tecpan De Galeana, Mexico, on Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:00:17

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.2 quake 37km N of Tecpan de Galeana, Mexico, Friday, April 18, 2014 07:27:26, which had occurred 3 weeks earlier.
Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - 15km N of Tecpan De Galeana, Mexico, on Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:00:17

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 24 km depth

8 May 17:06 UTC: First to report: USGS after 6 minutes.
Date & time: 8 May 2014 05:00:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:00:17
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 24.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.3847°N / 100.6563°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (239 km / 149 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
18 km (11 mi) N of El Súchil (pop: 6,960)
19 km (12 mi) N of Técpan de Galeana (pop: 15,100)
31 km (19 mi) NW of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400)
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700)
99 km (62 mi) NW of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500)
99 km (62 mi) ESE of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400)
276 km (172 mi) SW of Iztapalapa (pop: 1,815,800)
279 km (173 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.424 km15km N of Tecpan de Galeana, MexicoUSGS
M 6.437 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 6.430 km GUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC
M 6.417 km28 km al SUROESTE de TECPAN, GROSSN
M 6.424 kmN Of Tecpan de Galeana, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (41)

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Mexico City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Tlaltizapan, Morelos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Bed moved across the floor. Water sloshing out of cisterns. Trees swaying, roosters sounding alarm.
mexico city / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : 29 Floor in the Hyatt Regancy
Coyoacan, Colonia Ruiz Cortines (267.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Not noisy like the one of April 2014 but felt like "faster". Windows and Door where moving rapidly compared to the previous one however lasted few second less and provoked less noise
Mexico Cit / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Zihuatanejo, GRO / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Bed was shaking enough on 4th floor to knock granddaughter off balance
Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico (424.6 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Apparently we were at the bank when it happened, central Ajijic... didn't feel anything.
Mexico City (280.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
san antonio tlayacapan, jalisco, mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt light shaking/rocking...hanging plants sway...swimming pool sloshed all 3 cats ran into the house
Orizaba (415.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cuernavaca (233.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Jocotepec, Jalisco / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Very mild "rocking" motion, hanging plant moving back and forth.
Mexico City (276 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Malinalco, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tlahuac, Mexico City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Mexico City (274.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It lasted too much (at least, It seemed very long). You felt like a drunk guy moving from one side to other. I was on floor 15th.
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit Mexico (611.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was on the 6th floor of my hotel and could feel the shake for 20 - 30 seconds and the chandeliers were swaying.
Puebla (317.4 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Martín Texmelucan Puebla México (317.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cuernavaca, Mexico (289.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Polanco, DF (275.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Toluca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puebla / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tlalpan, DF (278 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mexico city / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Centro hisorico. Everyone in The streets
Xalapa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
mexico city / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Guadalajara, Jalisco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
mexico city, mx (221.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Polanco (278.8 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
puerto escondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Actopan, Hidalgo / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mexico City (Mexico, 289 km NE of epicenter) : Suddenly everything started to shake strongly and the doors moved from one side to another side / De repente todo empezó a sacudirse fuertemente y las puertas se movían de un lado a otro (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 289 km NE of epicenter) : Movimiento ondulatorio prolongado. Duró más de 4 minutos. Algunos de mis familiares permanecieron mareados por horas después del sismo. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 289 km NE of epicenter) : Fue mu largo y fuerte, todos estábamos muy asustados, mi papa y yo estábamos petrificados, temblaba mis y yo estaba a punto de estallar en llanto de tanto temor (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad Nicolás Romero (Mexico, 296 km NE of epicenter) : The local roosters started crying - they were very afraid. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 289 km NE of epicenter) : Se movio la tierra (reported through EMSC)
Ixtaczoquitlán (Mexico, 425 km NE of epicenter) : Muy fuerte el sismo; no tanto como el de viernes santo pero si como para compararlo con el de junio en puebla del año pasado. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 289 km NE of epicenter) : All buildings evacuated (reported through EMSC)
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