Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 23:29 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 8 September 04:49 UTC, which had occurred 8 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, 1 November 2017 at 23:29 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Nov 23:36 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 1 Nov 2017 11:29:12 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.26°N / 94.06°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (210 km / 130 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
77 km (48 mi) SSW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 86)
80 km (49 mi) SW of El Manguito (Tonalá) (pop: 821)
90 km (56 mi) SSW of Paredón (pop: 6,130)
98 km (61 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
103 km (64 mi) WSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
110 km (68 mi) S of Arriaga (pop: 24,400)
195 km (121 mi) SSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
710 km (441 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.010 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.164 km- 75km SW of Tres Picos, MexicoUSGS

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San Cristóbal De Las Casas, Chiapas, México (223.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se sintió fuerte en S.C.L.C, estuvo fuertesito y duro aproximadamente 10 segundos. (reported through our app)
(Mexico, 175 km NE of epicenter) : Un movimiento fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 181 km NE of epicenter) : Lo sentí porque estaba acostada y se escuchó la vibración de los portones (reported through EMSC)
Tehuacán (Mexico, 504 km NW of epicenter) : Casi imperceptible pero si me percaté. (reported through EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico, 211 km NE of epicenter) : estuvo leve (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 180 km NE of epicenter) : fue un poquito fuerte,saludos desde tuxtla gtz. chiapas, mexico. (reported through EMSC)
Tierra y Libertad (Mexico, 118 km N of epicenter) : Estuvo un poco fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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