Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 0.6 km south of El Carnero, Santiago Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 00:20 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of Topon, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, 8 September 2017 04:49 GMT, which had occurred 5 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 0.6 km south of El Carnero, Santiago Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 00:20 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

14 Oct 00:27 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 14 Oct 2017 00:20:56 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.55°N / 94.62°W (Santiago Niltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (173 km / 107 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ESE of La Blanca (pop: 1,220) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) N of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) ENE of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) ENE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) E of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SE of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) ENE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) NE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
231 km (144 mi) ESE of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
574 km (357 mi) ESE of Mexiko (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.310 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.466 km OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
M 5.549 km- 13km SSW of San Dionisio del Mar, MexicoUSGS

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Tuxtla gutierrez, chiapas (163.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Estaba en la planta baja y skyalert me aviso del sismo unos 10 segundos antes y fui al primer nivel a avisar a mi familia cuando hibamos bajando las escaleras se comenzo a oir la vibracion en la herreria de la casa, se sintio leve pero duro varios segundos. (reported through our app)
601.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, Mexico CP68000 / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Crucecita, Huatulco (183.7 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Quick one, just a few seconds.
Nezahualcóyotl (563.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Juan Mazatlán, Oaxaca (103 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
416.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Se sintió moderado en tlalnelhuayocan, zona arenosa. Aparentemente sin afectaciones.
Tulancingo, Hidalgo (556.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Villahermosa tabasco (243.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
La crucecita, huatulco (183.3 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
786.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Pablo de las Salinas (Mexico, 589 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintio! (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 572 km NW of epicenter) : Muy leve y un poco mareado! (reported through EMSC)
Acapulco (Mexico, 547 km W of epicenter) : madrazo fuerte en Acapulco. piso 14 se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)
San Salvador (El Salvador, 662 km SE of epicenter) : En San Salvador, El Salvador (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 612 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Toluca (reported through EMSC)
San Andrés Cholula (Mexico, 489 km NW of epicenter) : En Cholula se alerto la alarma de unuversidad y se sintio poco. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 265 km NE of epicenter) : Leve en Centro Tabasco. (reported through EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico, 198 km N of epicenter) : De coatzacoalcos, veracruz (reported through EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico, 197 km N of epicenter) : We are about two hundred miles from the Oaxaca/Chiapas quakes. This one was a lot stronger over there. Barely noticed the one an hour ago. (reported through EMSC)
Crucecita (Mexico, 172 km SW of epicenter) : We felt a noticeable rumble in our chairs and table. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 584 km NW of epicenter) : Como Una vibracion muy pequeña. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 584 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió leve en piso, los candiles se movieron. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 583 km NW of epicenter) : CDMX del valle no se sintió. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 580 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió poco. Pero hay que estar alerta. (reported through EMSC)
Las Choapas (Mexico, 182 km N of epicenter) : Se sintio el jalon se movieron las lamparas de poca duracion considero de mediana intensidad.senti panico.las CHOAPAS ver. (reported through EMSC)
Tehuantepec (Mexico, 63 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte en Tehuantepec (reported through EMSC)
Morelia (Mexico, 786 km NW of epicenter) : Not felt. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 594 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintió (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 592 km NW of epicenter) : Casi no se sintió muy leve me di cuenta por la alerta sísmica del celular aquí en la ciudad de México (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 592 km NW of epicenter) : En CDMX no se sintió (reported through EMSC)
2O. Parque las Águilas (Mexico, 587 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintio nada en la ciudad pero la app no me avisa antes ni en el momento del sismo (reported through EMSC)
Buenavista (Mexico, 587 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió muy poco en la Ciudad de México. Casi imperceptible. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 582 km NW of epicenter) : Nada se sintió en la cdmx (reported through EMSC)
Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico, 579 km NW of epicenter) : en el edo.de mexico col.plazas de aragon munic.de nezahualcoyotl NO se sintio.... (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 579 km NW of epicenter) : No sé sintió (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 577 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintió en Tlalpan (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 575 km NW of epicenter) : Ennla cdmx no se sintió (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 575 km NW of epicenter) : Imperceptible (reported through EMSC)
Cuernavaca (Mexico, 560 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintió (reported through EMSC)
Ixtapaluca (Mexico, 555 km NW of epicenter) : 15 seconds shake (reported through EMSC)
Juárez Coronaco (Mexico, 529 km NW of epicenter) : Un pequeño jalon (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 480 km NW of epicenter) : Felt it lightly (reported through EMSC)
Xalapa Enríquez (Mexico, 424 km NW of epicenter) : Temblo juerte. XALAPA (reported through EMSC)
Quetzaltenango (Guatemala, 374 km SE of epicenter) : Leve. (reported through EMSC)
Santo Domingo (Mexico, 264 km E of epicenter) : Leve y de corta duracion (reported through EMSC)
Comalcalco (Mexico, 262 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintio algo en Tabasco (reported through EMSC)
Cuilápam de Guerrero (Mexico, 238 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió poco (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 237 km W of epicenter) : Fue fuerte y un poco largo unos 30 seg. (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 234 km W of epicenter) : Débil pero claramente perceptible, duró apenas 2 o 3 segundos (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 234 km W of epicenter) : estuvo bastante fuerte que miedo (reported through EMSC)
Santa Lucía del Camino (Mexico, 233 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 232 km W of epicenter) : Se sintio fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Cárdenas (Mexico, 228 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente solo personas paradas apoyadas sobre mesas lo sintieron en la lámpara que colgaba se movió muy poco (reported through EMSC)
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico, 219 km E of epicenter) : Very slight wobble lasted 3 to 5 seconds (reported through EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico, 219 km E of epicenter) : Petite secousse à San Cristóbal de las casas (reported through EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico, 199 km N of epicenter) : Sólo fueron momentos no fue más. Desde aquí en Coatzacoalcos lo sentimos así. (reported through EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico, 197 km N of epicenter) : Preparando la cena (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 188 km W of epicenter) : Muy fuerte!!! (reported through EMSC)
Minatitlán (Mexico, 181 km N of epicenter) : Tblor en Minatitlán Veracruz (reported through EMSC)
Chiapa de Corzo (Mexico, 179 km E of epicenter) : si lo sentimos (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 173 km E of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte y duro varios sefundos (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 169 km E of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 169 km E of epicenter) : En Tuxtla Gutiérrez, movimiento no fuerte, pero perceptible para la mayoría. Sin consecuencias!! (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 168 km E of epicenter) : Leve y corto pero si se sintió el movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 166 km E of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 166 km E of epicenter) : Lo senti muy leve, y se movieron las lamparas del techo. (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 165 km E of epicenter) : Se sintio el jalon (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 163 km E of epicenter) : Estuvo en el límite de moderado. Tardó varios segundos. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte pero duro poco (reported through EMSC)
Tonalá (Mexico, 101 km E of epicenter) : Estubo fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Salina Cruz (Mexico, 63 km W of epicenter) : Very, very strong. (reported through EMSC)
Juchitán de Zaragoza (Mexico, 41 km W of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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