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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Saturday, 17 February 2018

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Saturday, 17 February 2018

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico on Saturday, 17 February 2018
Date & time: Sat, 17 Feb 00:36:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.12°N / 97.82°W
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (329 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Cuernavaca Morelos / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Germany, Bielefeld / not felt: I am earthquake sensitive.I hear a hectic hum some hours before there is a strong earthquake somewhere in the world. The hum gets more hectic at the exact time of the quake and it stops when the quake is over.I could not hear this hum before 2016, it began a few weeks before Amatrice earthquake, became very hectic in the exact moment of Amatrice earthquake and stopped when the quake was over. I heard it during Peking quake, and it is very strange that I heard it so far away in Germany. I heard t
Jiutepec, Morelos / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong shaking MM V1
(84.6 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca. Die Gebäude haben stark geschwankt und viele Leute rannten raus auf die Strasse. Es gab auch noch einige Nachbeben
(396.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Apenas percibido
(389.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Solo leve movimiento desde el poniente de la Ciudad de México.
(392.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(320.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Scary to know the building might fall over you. September 19 on my mind still
(801.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Oaxaca de juarez / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(392.4 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Veracruz poblado de tepiscolhoyo / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Puerto de Veracruz, México (380.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
(321.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
panama city / not felt
Toluca México / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tehuacán, Puebla / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Un jalón se sintio
Puebla / MMI IV (Light shaking): Mucho más leve que el anterior
Oaxaca d e JuarezOaxaca / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Building creaked and settled.
Cuahutemoc, MExico City / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Ciudad de México (Mexico) (391 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve pero si se sintió (via EMSC)
San Francisco Tetlanohcan (Mexico) (341 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Leve (via EMSC)
Acapulco (Mexico) (236 km W from epicenter)(no details): Réplica (via EMSC)
(Mexico) (454 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió levemente (via EMSC)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico) (389 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió muy leve en Ecatepec, Estado de México (via EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico) (385 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Un ligero movimiento. Nada significativo. Imperceptible si se estaba en movimiento. (via EMSC)
De los Deportes (Mexico) (383 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Acaba de volver a sentirse un temblor en Ciudad de México. Yo estoy en la colonia Nochebuena. Fue de internet dudas moderada como a las 6:40pm (via EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico) (371 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sentimos un movimiento como réplica en este momento (via EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico) (367 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Fue como la sensacion que queda de seguir temblando despues de un sismo fuerte. (via EMSC)
Chiautempan (Mexico) (349 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Sólo lo sentí leve (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 6 Dec
Thu, 6 Dec 13:52 UTCM 4.1 / 28 km - [info] (319 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
(374.8 km NW from epicenter) / not felt (via app)
Fri, 7 Dec
Fri, 7 Dec 18:28 UTCM 4.0 / 4 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Sat, 8 Dec
Sat, 8 Dec 14:40 UTCM 4.0 / 15 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Sat, 8 Dec 16:33 UTCM 4.3 / 16 km - [info] (341 km)OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Sat, 8 Dec 18:12 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info]OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Mon, 10 Dec
Mon, 10 Dec 05:17 UTCM 4.0 / 16 km - [info] (392 km)OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Wed, 12 Dec
Wed, 12 Dec 01:13 UTCM 4.1 / 19 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Wed, 12 Dec 18:40 UTCM 4.1 / 14 km - [info]OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Thu, 13 Dec
Thu, 13 Dec 10:08 UTCM 4.0 / 19 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Thu, 13 Dec 14:23 UTCM 4.0 / 28 km - [info]OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Fri, 14 Dec
Fri, 14 Dec 09:41 UTCM 4.2 / 8 km - [info] (348 km)OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Mon, 17 Dec
Mon, 17 Dec 00:45 UTCM 4.0 / 6 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Mon, 17 Dec 15:13 UTCM 4.0 / 15 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Tue, 18 Dec
Tue, 18 Dec 02:12 UTCM 4.4 / 56 km - [info] (299 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Santa Cruz, Huatulco (38.6 km SW from epicenter) / MMI IV (Light shaking): The couch moved. Thought husband was shaking it with his feet but he felt it in his chair
Santa Cruz, Huatulco, Oaxaca, mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt the couch vibrating as did my husband in a chair
Tue, 18 Dec 03:15 UTCM 4.1 / 33 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Tue, 18 Dec 03:28 UTCM 4.1 / 28 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Fri, 21 Dec
Fri, 21 Dec 17:28 UTCM 4.0 / 12 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Sun, 23 Dec
Sun, 23 Dec 18:47 UTCM 4.3 / 4 km - [info]OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Tue, 25 Dec
Tue, 25 Dec 23:25 UTCM 4.0 / 37 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Fri, 28 Dec
Fri, 28 Dec 00:28 UTCM 4.0 / 5 km - [info] (261 km)GUERRERO, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
(245.1 km NNE from epicenter) / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
Tue, 1 Jan
Tue, 1 Jan 11:07 UTCM 4.2 / 11 km - [info]OAXACA, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Tue, 1 Jan 23:51 UTCM 4.2 / 3 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Sat, 5 Jan
Sat, 5 Jan 07:20 UTCM 4.2 / 5 km - [info] (343 km)OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Dreams Huatulco Resort- 6 floor / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
La Crucecita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (Mexico) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very brief sudden jolt and then a quick shake and it was over (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): There was a sound like a bomb and then my home shook for 5 seconds. (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (14 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was woken by the rumble and the bed started shaking and moved a small amount (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Tue, 8 Jan
Tue, 8 Jan 02:08 UTCM 4.1 / 10 km - [info] (336 km)OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (14 km NW from epicenter)(no details): 8:08 pm.....a little shaker. Dogs alerted 2 secs before. (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (35 km NW from epicenter)(no details): No (via EMSC)
Tue, 8 Jan 12:27 UTCM 4.1 / 17 km - [info] (321 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
I am in grand rapids michigan and just felt a ligh / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Just felt a very slight tremmor at 10:35pm in kentwood of grand rapids michigan. I was sitting in a chair at a bar on a second floor and one foot was dangling off the chair in the air and I felt the quake.
Wed, 9 Jan
Wed, 9 Jan 08:32 UTCM 4.1 / 6 km - [info]OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO[Map]EMSC
Thu, 10 Jan
Thu, 10 Jan 09:06 UTCM 4.1 / 11 km - [info] (321 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
[Map]
EMSC
(403.7 km NNW from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking) (via app)
Zipolite / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Fri, 11 Jan
Fri, 11 Jan 20:43 UTCM 4.0 / 13 km - [info] (311 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Tue, 15 Jan
Tue, 15 Jan 12:48 UTCM 4.8 / 61 km - [info] (301 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Barcelo Hualtulco Mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Secrets Resort (26.2 km SSW from epicenter) / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Isla Natura / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (36 km W from epicenter)(no details): More noise than shaking. Harmless. (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (40 km W from epicenter)(no details): Our fridge squeaks when you close the door as it’s not quite level. I was standing beside the fridge and it started to go squeak, squeak, squeak a number of times. I could not see it move but my partner said that he could feel it (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (39 km W from epicenter)(no details): Earthquake... or tremmor.. bed shook and woke me up. 6.49 local time (via EMSC)
Read all reports
Wed, 16 Jan
Wed, 16 Jan 08:09 UTCM 4.1 / 40 km - [info] (243 km)GUERRERO, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Thu, 17 Jan
Thu, 17 Jan 01:42 UTCM 4.0 / 5 km - [info] (306 km)OFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Mexico city (363.4 km N from epicenter) / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Thu, 17 Jan 11:04 UTCM 4.0 / 46 km - [info]GUERRERO, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]EMSC
Thu, 17 Jan 23:12 UTCM 4.0 / 30 km - [info] (387 km)OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC
Fri, 18 Jan
Fri, 18 Jan 00:26 UTCM 4.1 / 15 km - [info] (341 km)OAXACA, MEXICO
I FELT IT
[Map]
EMSC

 

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