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

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - El Zarzal, 7.2 km south of Patria Nueva, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 00:36 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.0 quake Santiago Ixtayutla, 13 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Mexico, February, 16 2018 23:39 GMT, which had occurred 57 minutes earlier.
Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - El Zarzal, 7.2 km south of Patria Nueva, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 00:36 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Feb 17, 2018 00:36:53 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.12°N / 97.82°W (El Zarzal, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.12°S / 82.18°E
Nearby towns and cities:
7 km (4 mi) SSW of Patria Nueva (pop: 777) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of José Maria Morelos (pop: 2,330) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) S of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSE of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
157 km (98 mi) SW of Santa Maria (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
393 km (244 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.010 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
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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 bega  
Jiutepec, Morelos / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Strong shaking MM V1  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (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  
Banderilla, Veracruz (396.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Apenas percibido  
Delegacion Cuajimalpa de Morelos, Mexico City (389.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Solo leve movimiento desde el poniente de la Ciudad de México.  
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa de Morelos Borough, Mexico City (392.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Gabriel las Palmas, Amacuzac, Morelos (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  
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala (801.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Oaxaca de juarez / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Rafael Lucio, Veracruz (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)
Ciudad Serdan, Chalchicomula de Sesma, Puebla (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)  
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