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

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

Strong mag. 6.4 earthquake  - Abasolo del Valle, 4.7 km northwest of Abasolo del Valle, Mexico, on Tuesday, 29 July 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.
Date & time: 29 Jul 2014 10:46:16 UTC
Magnitude: 6.4
Depth: 100.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.81°N / 95.58°W (Abasolo del Valle, Veracruz, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Martín (85 km / 53 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Abasolo del Valle (pop: 3,690) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) E of Playa Vicente (pop: 9,080) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (15 mi) SSW of Isla (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (28 mi) SE of Loma Bonita (Oaxaca) (pop: 31,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) ESE of San Juan Bautista (Oaxaca) (pop: 101,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SSE of Cosamaloapan (pop: 30,600) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) WSW of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SSW of San Andrés Tuxtla (pop: 61,800) --> See nearby quakes!
238 km (148 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
415 km (258 mi) ESE of Mexiko (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
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 6.41 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 6.389 km VERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

User reports for this quake (64)

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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 girlfriend I was going to start putting the keys next to our bed incase there was an earthquake, since you can't get out of our house w/o them. Woke up to pretty violent shaking but it seemed like it only lasted about 30 seconds....needless to say we got out fast.
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 me up. At first I didn't think anything of it, but the shaking was pronounced and lasted longer than any I've felt before. Set off car alarms in the city, but didn't seem to do any damage to the building I live in (200+ years old, traditional construction)
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
Oaxaca, Oaxaca (146.1 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : About 7.0 more than 50 secs. long
Puebla (314 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puebla, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
san filipe, Oaxaca / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Boca del rio, Veracruz / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : pictures in the wall were all shaking, the cats and dog were excited, everything was moving, the walls cracked, it last a long time
San Cristobal de las Casas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : waking upon 12 floor
Sta Cruz Huatulco (235.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
mexico, city (413.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
oaxaca (168.5 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
mexico city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Huatulco, Oaxaca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Huatulco, Oaxaca / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ixtaczoquitlán, Veracruz (Mexico, 198 km NW of epicenter) : Pues habían seres extra-dimensionales gozando de nuestro sufrimiento y otros preocupados. Se puede decir que sí afectó el tiempo y causó náuseas y diarrea a mucha gente por la bilis que generó y pues algo raro porque jamás había sucedido eso de sentir sintomas y más en mi familia. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 282 km SE of epicenter) : 2nd story of hotel woke us gentle rocking for maybe 15 seconds (reported through EMSC)
Tepanco de López (Mexico, 230 km W of epicenter) : I was on my bed sleeping and i woke up. I felt my bed move along with the other stuff around me and i got scared. (reported through EMSC)
Tehuacán (Mexico, 210 km W of epicenter) : El terremoto fue lo suficientemente fuerte como para despertarme, y a pesar de que hubo muchisimo ruido, no hubo caída de objetos, ni daños visibles. (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Veracruz (Mexico, 165 km NW of epicenter) : I felt very strog it  wake me up (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Veracruz (Mexico, 163 km NW of epicenter) : Glasses on the table fell over. (reported through EMSC)
Xalapa (Mexico, 240 km NW of epicenter) : 1.- Ladraron los perros de la calle. 2.- Fue intermitente, se apagaba y regresaba, apagaba y regresaba. 3.- Fue largo. (reported through EMSC)
Boca del Río (Mexico, 159 km NW of epicenter) : It was really strong, it went up gradually (reported through EMSC)
Xalapa (Mexico, 237 km NW of epicenter) : Stress and fear (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 775 km E of epicenter) : Just felt three hard shubz while i was sleeping on my bed and the it went softer and stopped (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 423 km NW of epicenter) : Just laying in bed, heard the building creaking, felt the bed rocking gently...asked my husband, "are you shaking the bed?" On the 14th floor of JW Marriott. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 423 km NW of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y prolongado. Movimiento oscilatorio (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 412 km W of epicenter) : I was sleeping and wakes me up. Was a fast quake. (reported through EMSC)
Cuanala (Mexico, 331 km NW of epicenter) : The knocking of windows or doors is what woke me up at 5;50am, then I felt the bed swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 316 km NW of epicenter) : When you are on the 11th floor, there is not much you can do, just wait and see. (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 316 km NW of epicenter) : Me despertó. Si estuvo fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Comalcalco (Mexico, 243 km E of epicenter) : Seemed to last a long time. I'm surprised I felt it all the way over here. (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Veracruz (Mexico, 161 km NW of epicenter) : I was sleeping and the bed started shaking (reported through EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico, 109 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte..  (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 418 km W of epicenter) : It woke up everyone in our 7th floor apartment, and lasted about 20-30 seconds. Rocking motion but not as violently shaky as the last few! (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 6.4 quake Abasolo del Valle, 4.7 km northwest of Abasolo del Valle, Mexico, 29 July 2014 10:46 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (56 quakes):
  • 23 Jan 2015 18:30 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    110 km (68.4 mi) depth
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    62 km (38 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 Jan 2015 14:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    122 km (75.8 mi) depth
    |
    68 km (42 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Jan 2015 23:38 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    127 km (78.9 mi) depth
    |
    79 km (49 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Jan 2015 23:07 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    105 km (65.2 mi) depth
    |
    86 km (53 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Jan 2015 21:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    131 km (81.4 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Jan 2015 07:23 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Jan 2015 14:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    128 km (79.5 mi) depth
    |
    57 km (36 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Dec 2014 14:23 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Dec 2014 23:34 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Dec 2014 19:30 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    126 km (78.3 mi) depth
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    91 km (57 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Dec 2014 17:27 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Dec 2014 04:25 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    123.9 km (77 mi) depth
    |
    82 km (51 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Dec 2014 00:13 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    114 km (70.8 mi) depth
    |
    80 km (50 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Dec 2014 05:21 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    124 km (77.1 mi) depth
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    61 km (38 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Dec 2014 23:29 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    96 km (59.7 mi) depth
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    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Dec 2014 16:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    138 km (85.7 mi) depth
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    90 km (56 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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