Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Gulf of Mexico, 19 km northwest of Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 09:56 (GMT)

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - Gulf of Mexico, 19 km northwest of Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 09:56 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 16 km depth

15 Feb 10:16 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Feb 15 10:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 16.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Feb 2017 09:56:39 UTC
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.32°N / 96.24°W (Gulf of Mexico, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Los Atlixcos (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) NNE of San Julian (pop: 1,370) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) N of Fraccionamiento Geovillas los Pinos (Veracruz) (pop: 12,800) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ESE of José Cardel (pop: 19,100) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) N of Valente Diaz (pop: 25,700) --> See nearby quakes!
19 km (12 mi) NW of Veracruz (pop: 428,300) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NNW of El Tejar (pop: 11,200) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) ESE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) E of Coatepec (pop: 53,600) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) NE of Cordoba (pop: 140,900) --> See nearby quakes!
303 km (188 mi) E of Mexiko (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (10 mi) NW of San Juan de Ulua Island --> See nearby quakes!
266 km (165 mi) SSE of Isla El Idolo Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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M 4.410.1 km- 53km NE of Veracruz, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (7)

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Veracruz Camino Real hotel / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Shook hotel bed enough to waken immediately - very short duration - possibly 3 to 5 seconds
Veracruz Mexico (42.6 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
81.2 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Córdoba, veracruz (87.5 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Se siento fuerte. (reported through our app)
So strong (16.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
22 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) (reported through our app)
Xalapa (Mexico, 116 km W of epicenter) : Very shot, things moving side to side (reported through EMSC)
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Mag. 4.8 earthquake - Gulf of Mexico, 19 km northwest of Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 at 09:56 (GMT)
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