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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Thursday, 12 February 2015

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Thursday, 12 February 2015

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - Near Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Thursday, 12 February 2015
Feb 12 17:10: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.5.
Date & time: Thursday, 12 February 2015 15:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.25°N / 105.73°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Mascota (168 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1*10^13 J (3.12 GWh / 2682 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 12 Feb 2015
Thu, 12 Feb 15:51 UTCM 5.5 / 40 kmOFFSHORE JALISCO, MEXICOEMSC
Thu, 12 Feb 15:50 UTCM 5.2 / 40.1 km86km SW of Tomatlan, MexicoUSGS
Thu, 12 Feb 15:50 UTCM 5.2 / 16 km130 km al OESTE de CIHUATLAN, JALSSN

"I felt it" reports:
Barra De Navidad / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Not much experience with earthquakes.
puerto vallarta (3082.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Melaque, Mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking): I woke up and my bed was shaking quite a bit.
Lo de marcos. Nayarit / MMI IV (Light shaking): Just sat in a plastic chair on the villa patio when the chair seemed to wobble. I had had a late night( couple of drinks) and put the reason for the wobble down to that and the combination of the cheap plastic chair. It lasted about 15 seconds but not until I was speaking with a local taxi driver later that day did I realise the situation. I am presently on vacation from canada.
Boca de Tomatlan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto vallarta (158.4 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): On the 9th floor of a condo tower brief up and down motion , slight sway of overhead lights
Belize / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Felt a little tremor was so frightened
Sayulita (182.8 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was inside a beach front guest House. Sitting on a concrete bench. Noticed shaking, and mentioned it to a co-resident.
pv mexico (156.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto Vallarta / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto Vallarta / not felt
Melaque Mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking): We felt it but thought the upstairs neighbours had maybe fallen down the stairs. Lasted about 2-3 seconds. Went outside and others were saying that in fact it was an earthquake.
Puerto Vallarta Centro / MMI IV (Light shaking): Puerto Vallarta
Lo de Marcos (193.4 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
La Manzanilla / MMI III (Weak shaking): Concrete based bed starting wiggling
Bucerias, Nayarit, mexico / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt the seat I was on wiggle (yes, I was on the toilet
coquimatlan, colima / MMI IV (Light shaking): light shaking
Villa Obregon (108.4 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 4 ft. Mirror shaking on wall. 3rd floor room swaying, felt like being on a boat.
Sayulita, Mexico / not felt
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico (Colonia Emiliano / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt a semi-strong wave so to speak... doors rattled... but as quickly as it came it was over.
Melaque Jal / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Gently swaying in 2nd floor Condo Wave in swimming pool
Manzanillo-- Vida Del Mar (139.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Manzanillo (139.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco / MMI III (Weak shaking)
pto vallarta / MMI III (Weak shaking): duration approx. 5 seconds 2 separate waves felt
near Bucerias (170.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Table started vibrating in 4th floor condo.
(Mexico) (288 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It felt like a strong gust of one hit the house and the large wooden front door creaked. I knew it was an earthquake the second it happened. The house is too solid and sturdy to be effected by a gust of wind. We are located three miles outside of the town of Mascota, by Chiriquí reservoir. (via EMSC)
(Mexico) (283 km N from epicenter)(no details): It was so slight at the time I thought I was just dizzy for a few seconds. (via EMSC)
Bucerias (Mexico) (163 km N from epicenter)(no details): It felt like it was coming from the ocean. Our building is steps from the water. (via EMSC)
Nuevo Vallarta (Mexico) (158 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was working at my desk in my 8th floor condo. My desk shook and the walls and floor slightly rolled. Nothing fell and there was no damage, but I knew it was an earthquake. My husband was standing on the deck and did not feel it. (via EMSC)
Bucerias (Mexico) (164 km N from epicenter)(no details): Towels swung on hooks, shower door swung on its hinges (via EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) (156 km N from epicenter)(no details): There was a creaking of the window frame and a rolling effect on the cushions of the sofa. (via EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) (148 km N from epicenter)(no details): Woke me up from a sound sleep as the entire bed was shaking. (via EMSC)
Sayulita (Mexico) (175 km N from epicenter)(no details): All 5 occupants felt a small rumble shake in our house for what seemed like 2-4 seconds. (via EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) (157 km N from epicenter)(no details): sway felt had 4 motions, My chair wobbled left, right, left, right, then stopped. (via EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) (157 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was sitting on the patio on the sixth floor of my condo and definitely felt the movement. This was my first earthquake and I must admit, I found it both exciting and scary! (via EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) (157 km N from epicenter)(no details): We have not yet spoken to anyone else at the resort but we definitely felt it and the walls creaked. (via EMSC)
Manzanillo (Mexico) (147 km E from epicenter)(no details): Un ligero movimiento oscilatorio de unos tres segundos de duración (via EMSC)

 

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