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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday, 8 September 2017

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 08:34 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 2017-09-08 04:49 UTC, which had occurred 4 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 08:34 (GMT)
8 Sep 08:41 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 8 08:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: 2017-09-08 08:34:29 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.18°N / 94.11°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (203 km / 126 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
88 km (55 mi) SW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 100)
89 km (55 mi) SW of Playa del Sol (pop: 100)
89 km (55 mi) SW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Cayetano) (pop: 1000)
160 km (100 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
170 km (106 mi) SE of Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop: 67,600)
712 km (442 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2017-09-08 08:34:29 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
2017-09-08 08:34:37 UTCM 5.3 / 70 kmOFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
2017-09-08 08:34:36 UTC
2017-09-08 02:34:36 -06:00
M 5.3 / 68.1 km80km SW of Tres Picos, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (4)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Ciudad de México / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Cancun / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
369 km E of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Cristobal de las casas / Light shaking (MMI IV)

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 08:34 (GMT)

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