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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Abasolo del Valle, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:46 GMT

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Abasolo del Valle, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:46 GMT Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake - 4.7 km northwest of Abasolo del Valle, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:46 GMT

Strong magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 100 km depth

29 Jul 10:53 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jul 29 12:10: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.4.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJul 29, 2014 10:46:16 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude6.4
Depth100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.81°N / 95.58°W (Abasolo del Valle, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode17.81°S / 84.42°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt44 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoSan Martín (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) NW of Abasolo del Valle (pop: 3,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Isla (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 26,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
46 km (28 mi) SE of Loma Bonita (Oaxaca) (pop: 31,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (41 mi) ESE of Tuxtepec (Oaxaca) (pop: 101,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Cosamaloapan (pop: 30,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
72 km (45 mi) WSW of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
81 km (50 mi) SSW of Tuxtla (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 61,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
164 km (102 mi) SSE of Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 428,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
238 km (148 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
415 km (258 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1014 joules (69.8 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 60036 tons of TNT or 3.8 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.4100 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
6.389 km VERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

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Santiago Suchilquitongo / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It was crazy! The bed i was on started shaking and the after it stopped all of the animals started screaming  
Oaxaca centro / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke family of four. One significant aftershock felt. We were in solid hotel no damage but most guests up and pacing around.  
Boca del Río, Veracruz / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : that was the strongest and longest shaking I have felt in the last 7 years in Oaxaca  
Oaxaca, Oaxaca (146.8 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca de Juarez / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Spanish Lookout, Cayo, Belize (713.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Oaxaca de Juarez / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Last night I told girlfrie  
Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Everyone in the house awakened at 5:47 am by long period of vigorous side-to-side shaking. Windows rattled, pictures and other objects on desk and shelves fell over, but no structural damage. Did not hear earthquake alarms go off, though.   
Tehuacan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : My daughter is new to earthquakes and is visiting the area. She reported pictures were moving and it woke her up. Her words, "it scared me a lot".   
Huajuapan de Leon / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me from my sleep, lasted several seconds  
Huatulco (231.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
San Cristobal de Las Casas (334.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke both of us up as the bed moved pretty good for about half a minute.   
Mexico City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt light shaking of hotel building  
Polqnco Mexico City Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) : My parents didnt wake up though neighbors from upstairs were alarmed. Slight shaking. Felt it about 5:52am local time. Lasted about 69 seconds- though not felt the same in all the rooms of the apartment  
puebla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : The ass was fat  
Oaxaca / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very long earthquake, lasted a long time, very strong we all ran outside.   
Puebla / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Oaxaca, Oax (147.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke   
Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cuicatlán, Oaxaca / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
metepec, mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was half asleep and it felt like someone was shaking my bed. I immediately awoke and found nobody shaking it. It took me a minute to process whay had happened.   
Puebla / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City (418.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 5th floor of my hotel when the curtains, lightfixtures and the hole building started to shakeStep  
Mexico City (418.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was on the 5th floor of my hotel when the curtains, lightfixtures and the hole building started to shakeStep  
Xalapa, Ver. (235.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted only about 30 seconds.  
Xalapa, Ver. (235.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Lasted only about 30 seconds.  
Oaxaca, Oaxaca (146.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : About 7.0 more than 50 secs. long  
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3.9

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3.8

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3.9

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4.3

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Aug 26, 2014 01:15
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3.9

128 km
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Aug 22, 2014 04:21
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3.8

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3.0

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4.1

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3.6

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3.9

16 km
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Aug 5, 2014 22:49
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3.6

129 km
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30 km
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Aug 4, 2014 14:46
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3.8

17 km
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Aug 3, 2014 09:08
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4.0

110 km
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107 km
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Aug 2, 2014 14:40
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3.9

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3.6

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Jul 31, 2014 04:01
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3.8

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Jul 31, 2014 01:29
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3.5

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