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

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - 1.9 km northwest of Villa Nueva, Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 27 June 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.
Date & time: 27 Jun 2016 20:50:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.57°N / 97.84°W (Santiago Ixtayutla, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) WNW of Villa Nueva (pop: 568) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NE of San Juan Colorado (pop: 5,560) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) NNE of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) ESE of San Pedro Amuzgos (pop: 4,930) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) N of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) NE of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (39 mi) ESE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (49 mi) SSW of Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (Centro) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
131 km (81 mi) WSW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
346 km (215 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 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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5.510 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.719 km- 18km NNE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, MexicoUSGS

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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)
350.6 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se sintió poco (reported through our app)  
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  
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)
127 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puebla / not felt
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  
346.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
278.3 km N of epicenter [Map] (reported through our app)
Santa fe MX / Weak shaking (MMI III)
276.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió un poco. Pero casi no duró. (reported through our app)  
341 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Duro muy poco y además No se sintió mucho (reported through our app)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 20 Jul 2016 19:06 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Jul 2016 23:35 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    32 km (19.9 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 28 Jun 2016 23:36 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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