Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 25 km south of Chahuite, Chahuites, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 14:24 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth
8 Sep 14:32 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.08°N / 94.25°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) S of Pesqueria Rancho Salinas (San Pedro Tapanatepec) (pop: 593) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of La Linea (pop: 1,450) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Chahuite (pop: 9,840) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSW of El Espinal (pop: 7,620) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) W of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop: 42,500) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) ESE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
143 km (89 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
637 km (396 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
323 km (200 mi) SW of Chinal Island --> See nearby quakes!
429 km (267 mi) SW of Isla Aguada Island --> 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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|M 5.1||10 km||Oaxaca, Mexico||GFZ|
|M 5.3||80 km||OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO||EMSC|
|M 5.0||67 km||- 44km S of Chahuite, Mexico||USGS|
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