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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:25 GMT

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of Topon, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, September 8, 2017 04:49 GMT, which had occurred 7 hours earlier.
Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:25 GMT Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:25 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

8 Sep 11:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Sep 8 11:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.5.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 8, 2017 11:25:52 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.5
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.77°N / 94.77°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode15.77°S / 85.23°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoEl Chichón (230 km / 143 mi)
Nearby towns and cities53 km (33 mi) SSW of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) SSE of San Mateo del Mar (pop: 5,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
78 km (49 mi) S of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
79 km (49 mi) SE of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
80 km (49 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
208 km (129 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
616 km (382 mi) SE of Mexico (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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.510 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.040 km OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
5.033 km- 49km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza Centro (510.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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