Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Santiago Ixtayutla, 15 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Mexico, on Sunday, 8 May 2016 at 07:34 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.9 earthquake - Santiago Ixtayutla, 15 km southwest of Llano Tigre, Mexico, on Sunday, 8 May 2016 at 07:34 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 30 km depth

8 May 07:42 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 12.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 40.0 km.
May 8 07:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 30.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 30.0 to 40.0 km.
May 8 08:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 5.8.
May 8 08:32: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 30.0 km.
Date & time: 8 May 2016 07:34:02 UTC
Magnitude: 5.9
Depth: 30.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.54°N / 97.7°W (Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) WSW of Llano Verde (pop: 545) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NNE of Jamiltepec (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) ENE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) ESE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) S of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) NW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
116 km (72 mi) WSW of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop: 67,100) --> See nearby quakes!
119 km (74 mi) WSW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
141 km (88 mi) S of Ciudad de Huajuapan de Leon (pop: 53,000) --> See nearby quakes!
355 km (221 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.930 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
M 5.836 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.924 km- 29km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, MexicoUSGS
M 6.035 km13 km al SURESTE de PINOTEPA NACIONAL, OAXSSN

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User reports for this quake (55)

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Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Álamos, México City (352.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
ciudad de México (349.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puebla (280.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Santa Fe, Cd de Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Condesa, Mexico City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by the quake, shook for about 20 secs.
México City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
mexico city condesa / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Woke because of swinging building. Heared no broken dishes.
atlixco puebla (272.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mexico (352.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Leve (reported through our app)
Mexico, Xochimilco (340.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Good (356.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Good (356.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City (356.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I am staying at the Hilton/Reforma on the 15th floor. I could feel that the building is swaying and there was some rattle coming out from the furniture in the room.
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Df mexico (355.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Mexico DF (356.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Mexico city (352.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
puerto escondido (97.8 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It lasted for maybe 30 seconds.
Mexico City / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Polanco Mexico city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Fuentes de Aragon, ecatepec de Morales Mexico city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico city / Light shaking (MMI IV) : In hotel room,center of Mexico City, i felt the bed moving. Also the curtains moved a lot. The door of the room creaked.it last for about 30 sec.
Puerto Econdido Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puebla / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Tlalnepantla de baz, mexico (369.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puerto escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
México city (359.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mexico (348.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 118 km NE of epicenter) : Woke up to swaying (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 354 km NW of epicenter) : Roma Norte Mexico DF. Sirène arbres qui bouge (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 353 km NW of epicenter) : Dormia (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 351 km NW of epicenter) : Oscillating, fast motion without much creaking in the building. We could hear the elevators knocked around in their shafts. Lasted for about 40 seconds and movement continued for another minute. We did not feel any subsequent quakes after. (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 282 km NW of epicenter) : Alertamiento sísmico de la ciudad de Puebla se activó, se sintió fuerte en algunas zonas de la ciudad, no se reportan daños (reported through EMSC)
Tlapa (Mexico, 146 km NW of epicenter) : fue un temblor leve pero una larga duracion (reported through EMSC)
Santiago Juxtlahuaca (Mexico, 94 km NW of epicenter) : Strongest tremor we have felt while living here past two years. Both my wife and I were awakened from our sleep. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 368 km NW of epicenter) : Asustados, pero solo quedó en ello. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 364 km NW of epicenter) : Sonaron las alertas sísmicas de dispositivos móviles y publica pero todo bien, no hay daños, mucha gente desalojo sus hogares en oportuno tiempo.Todo bien. (reported through EMSC)
Colonia Juárez (Mexico, 358 km NW of epicenter) : I was sleeping and the earthquake did wake up me... (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 357 km NW of epicenter) : I'm on the 11th floor and it felt like the whole room was just rocking first I thought it was just my husband moving then figured out after a couple of seconds it wasn't since it just kept on moving for a while . (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 357 km NW of epicenter) : Hay alerta sismica en la zona que avisa unos 45 segundos antes. Sono y bajamos varios vecinos. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 356 km NW of epicenter) : Leve, solo se movieron cables de postes de electricidad. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 349 km NW of epicenter) : Sonó la alerta sísmica 40 seg. Antes de que se sintiera, fue leve pero sí nos percatamos del sismo (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 346 km NW of epicenter) : Very slow just move a little the lamps (reported through EMSC)
Cuernavaca (Mexico, 312 km NW of epicenter) : El temblor se sintió leve, no se reportan daños hasta el momento (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 279 km NW of epicenter) : Light movement (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 118 km NE of epicenter) : Was asleep and was awakened by shaking of bed. (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 118 km NE of epicenter) : I was laying in bed plying a game and my bed started shaking not very strong but still felt it (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 118 km NE of epicenter) : I had been following @dutchsinse for many years so it was no surprise this earthquake since he predicted two days ago if you go to YouTube and search dutchsinse. You will be inform every week and be prepare for anything like this. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Escondido (Mexico, 96 km SE of epicenter) : There was a slight shudder enough to shake our bed and wake my partner and I up. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Escondido (Mexico, 96 km SE of epicenter) : Quite a big shudder. Woke me up (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (253 quakes):
  • 04 Jul 2016 23:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jun 2016 23:36 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 27 Jun 2016 20:50 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (10 mi) distance
    | GFZ | Details
  • 05 Jun 2016 01:52 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    45 km (28 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 Jun 2016 01:44 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 May 2016 08:17 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 07:31 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    42 km (26 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 May 2016 04:35 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (33 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 23:47 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 19:35 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    50 km (31 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 12:00 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 09:03 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 06:25 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 May 2016 03:49 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    36 km (22 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 May 2016 21:56 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 May 2016 19:17 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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