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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

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake: Oaxaca, Mexico, 16 Feb 2018 23:39, which had occurred 57 minutes earlier.
Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico on Saturday, 17 February 2018
Date & time: Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:36 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.12°N / 97.82°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of El Zarzal (pop: 100)
7 km (4 mi) SW of Patria Nueva (pop: 800)
7 km (5 mi) SW of San José Río Verde (La Boquilla) (pop: 700)
154 km (95 mi) SW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (pop: 61,800)
157 km (98 mi) SW of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
393 km (244 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

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sat, 17 Feb 00:36 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ

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User reports for this quake (30)

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Cuernavaca Morelos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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 / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking MM V1
84.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : 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 of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Apenas percibido
389.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Solo leve movimiento desde el poniente de la Ciudad de México.
392.3 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
320.9 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Scary to know the building might fall over you. September 19 on my mind still
801.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Oaxaca de juarez / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
392.4 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Veracruz poblado de tepiscolhoyo / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Puerto de Veracruz, México (380.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
321.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
panama city / not felt
Toluca México / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tehuacán, Puebla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Un jalón se sintio
Puebla / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Mucho más leve que el anterior
Oaxaca d e JuarezOaxaca / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Building creaked and settled.
Cuahutemoc, MExico City / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 391 km NW of epicenter) : Leve pero si se sintió (reported through EMSC)
San Francisco Tetlanohcan (Mexico, 341 km NW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
Acapulco (Mexico, 236 km W of epicenter) : Réplica (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 454 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente (reported through EMSC)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 389 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió muy leve en Ecatepec, Estado de México (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 385 km NW of epicenter) : Un ligero movimiento. Nada significativo. Imperceptible si se estaba en movimiento. (reported through EMSC)
De los Deportes (Mexico, 383 km NW of epicenter) : 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 (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 371 km NW of epicenter) : Sentimos un movimiento como réplica en este momento (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 367 km NW of epicenter) : Fue como la sensacion que queda de seguir temblando despues de un sismo fuerte. (reported through EMSC)
Chiautempan (Mexico, 349 km NW of epicenter) : Sólo lo sentí leve (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Oaxaca, Mexico, 17 Feb 2018 00:36

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (110 quakes):
  • 13 Aug 2018 04:57 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Aug 2018 04:43 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 06 Aug 2018 02:39 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 Jul 2018 03:57 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Jul 2018 11:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    51 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Jul 2018 06:06 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2018 08:05 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2018 05:37 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jul 2018 03:37 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jul 2018 11:43 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2018 02:35 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Jul 2018 00:41 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 Jul 2018 10:37 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2018 04:38 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (31 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Jul 2018 13:18 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jun 2018 04:57 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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

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