Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 10.1 km south of Llano Grande, Santiago Tapextla, Mexico, on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at 08:55 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 10.1 km south of Llano Grande, Santiago Tapextla, Mexico, on Thursday, 29 September 2016 at 08:55 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 11 km depth

29 Sep 09:01 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 29 09:03: Magnitude recalculated from 4.8 to 4.9.
Sep 29 09:04: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Sep 29 09:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 4.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 11.0 km.
Sep 29 10:38: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 11.0 to 10.0 km.
Sep 30 09:04: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 11.0 km.
Date & time: 29 Sep 2016 08:55:15 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 11.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.22°N / 98.48°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
10 km (6 mi) SSW of Llano Grande (pop: 950) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) S of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of El Ciruelo (pop: 2,220) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) S of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) SE of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
148 km (92 mi) S of Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa) (pop: 47,000) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) SE of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
363 km (226 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.111 kmNear Coast of Guerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 5.110 km- 61km SSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, MexicoUSGS

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Mexico City (Mexico, 349 km NW of epicenter) : Está temblando constantemente desde hace como 3 días. (reported through EMSC)
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 25 Nov 2016 05:17 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 22 Nov 2016 08:03 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    9 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Nov 2016 09:20 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Nov 2016 08:31 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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