Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Pascala del Oro, 3.1 km south of Metlapilapa, Tlacoapa, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, 23 November 2015 at 20:41 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - Pascala del Oro, 3.1 km south of Metlapilapa, Tlacoapa, Guerrero, Mexico, on Monday, 23 November 2015 at 20:41 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 37 km depth

23 Nov 20:49 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Nov 23 21:08: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 37.0 km.
Date & time: 23 Nov 2015 20:41:22 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 37.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.06°N / 98.84°W (Pascala del Oro, Guerrero, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Popocatépetl (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) WSW of Colombia de Guadalupe (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) ENE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) NW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Chilapa de Alvarez (Chilapa de Álvarez) (pop: 31,200) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) SE of Tixtla de Guerrero (pop: 22,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SE of Zumpango del Rio (Zumpango del Río) (pop: 24,700) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) ENE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.637 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 5.647 kmGUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC
M 5.543 km- 29km NNW of San Luis Acatlan, MexicoUSGS
M 5.610 km48 km al ESTE de SAN MARCOS, GRO.SSN

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User reports for this quake (19)

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Mexico City, Tlalpan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Atlixco, PUE / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
san fransisco / not felt : I shook
Cuernavaca, Morelos, mx (209.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
IMP Mexico City (272.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Ayutla de los libres, Guerrero. (28.6 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Very loud rumbling, almost gong like that lasted 15 seconds.
Mexico City, Sheraton Maria Isabel (265.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 14th floor of Sheraton Maria Isabel. Building shook. Doors sounded like someone was trying to force them open. Loud creaking in floor and ceiling, like boulders rolling around. (reported through our app)
Acapulco, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cuajimalpa, 05000 Mexico DF (260.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt Trepidatory Movement
Polanco, Mexico City (267.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Huejotzingo (238.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
ACAPULCO (110.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 216 km N of epicenter) : 14:44 se activa alerta sísmica y se inicia protocolo de revisión por parte del departamento de auxilio. Se revisan 5 puntos estratégicos para la continuidad de operaciones del ayuntamiento: 1.- obras públicas con una evacuación de 150 personas, 2.- DERI con una evacuación de 50 personas, 3.- SEGOM con una evacuación de 150 personas, 4.- Tesorería con una evacuación de 350 personas y 5.- Palacio Municipal con una evacuación de 100 personas.Del mismo modo, se revisó el CAM y la oficina de contraloría municipal ubicada en la 4 pte y 11 norte, con una evacuación de 200 personas y 50 respectivamente. (reported through EMSC)
Naucalpan de Juárez (Mexico, 259 km NW of epicenter) : Shaky (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 258 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio levemente en Polanco... (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 257 km NW of epicenter) : La primera señal fue la activación de la alarma sísmica, seguida del aviso de una Jefe/colega. El sismo se sintió un poco más tarde como un balanceo largo y suave por algunos segundos. Varios Hospitales en el Centro Médico fueron parcial y temporalmente evacuados. (reported through EMSC)
Toluca de Lerdo (Mexico, 257 km NW of epicenter) : Hace como 3min se. Sintió un sismo (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 248 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintio moderado... (reported through EMSC)
Morelia (Mexico, 384 km NW of epicenter) : The building swayed about 10 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (58 quakes):
  • 16 Jan 2016 10:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
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    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Jan 2016 10:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Jan 2016 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Jan 2016 20:20 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Jan 2016 21:32 UTC
    | M 2.9 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Jan 2016 11:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 06 Jan 2016 09:50 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Jan 2016 04:36 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Dec 2015 05:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    19 km (11.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Dec 2015 00:16 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
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    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Dec 2015 00:15 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    43 km (26.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Dec 2015 23:31 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    40 km (24.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Dec 2015 11:34 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    36 km (22.4 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (7 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Dec 2015 22:16 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    34 km (21.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Dec 2015 15:44 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
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    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Dec 2015 00:48 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
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