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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 1.9 km northwest of Villa Nueva, Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 20:50 GMT

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 1.9 km northwest of Villa Nueva, Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 20:50 GMT Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 1.9 km northwest of Villa Nueva, Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, June 27, 2016 at 20:50 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

27 Jun 20:58 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Jun 27 21:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.5.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 27, 2016 20:50:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.57°N / 97.84°W (Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.57°S / 82.16°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities17 km (11 mi) NE of San Juan Colorado (pop: 5,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) SE of Zacatepec (pop: 4,850) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (17 mi) NNE of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
28 km (18 mi) ESE of San Pedro Amuzgos (pop: 4,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) NE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (49 mi) SSW of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
346 km (215 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.510 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.719 km- 18km NNE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, MexicoUSGS
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Seismograms

Seismic station: Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico (TEIG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1088 km / 676 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (17)

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Polanco (348.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City (350.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se sintió poco (reported through our app)  
Puebla City (274.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cuernavaca, Morelos México / Light shaking (MMI IV)
plaza cuidad jardin / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Evacuated plaza  
Rafael Lucio, Veracruz (344.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Mexico City (338.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan, Oaxaca (127 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puebla / not felt
Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City (345.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mexico city / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Laying down and table moved  
Mexico DF (347.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : just a little movement, nothing felt  
Benito Juarez, Mexico City (346.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Puebla City (278.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] (reported through our app)
Santa fe MX / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puebla City (276.6 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió un poco. Pero casi no duró. (reported through our app)  
Santa Maria Chimalhuacan, Chimalhuacán Municipality, México (341 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Duro muy poco y además No se sintió mucho (reported through our app)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jul 20, 2016 19:06
6 years ago
4.5

50 km
13 km N of San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jul 4, 2016 23:35
6 years ago
4.3

32 km
5.4 km N of Villa Nueva, Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jun 28, 2016 23:36
6 years ago
4.5

10 km
5.8 km NW of San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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