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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO on Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Date & time: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 09:21 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.64°N / 96.49°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) S of Puerto Ángel (pop: 2,600)
3 km (2 mi) S of Estacahuite (pop: 300)
4 km (2 mi) S of Colonia la Mina (pop: 200)
151 km (94 mi) SW of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
160 km (100 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 262,600)
506 km (314 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 7 Feb 09:21 UTCM 5.0 / 10 kmOFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

User reports for this quake (20)

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Santa Cruz Huatulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in Santa Cruz Huatulco
Huatulco, Barcelo Resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by husband. Noise from moving objects on wall I.e. mirror, and lamps
161.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
161.9 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Cicerita / Weak shaking (MMI III) : It tooks few seconds only but we felt it.
Mazunte, Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was in bed asleep and was shaken awake by a very brief but quite strong shake at 3.21 am local time.Low rumbling sound.At 3.37 am there was a short weaker tremor with low rumble, followed at 3.51 am by another even weaker tremor. The oven door in our kitchen was jolted open by the first sharp shake.
Puerto Ángel (3.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was woken up by the patio door that was shaking violently. It lasted about 3 seconds. Then there was another tremor a few minutes later but smallert and shorter than the first.
Zipolite / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mazunte / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : short shake, Few things fell off the shelves.
Santa cruz (40.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
471.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
(Mexico, 1928 km NW of epicenter) : :( (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 22 km S of epicenter) : It was enough to wake me at approximately 3:00 am. Took a few seconds to figure out what it was then went back to sleep. (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 21 km SW of epicenter) : Woke up from a heavy sleep to feel bed shake. Also heard night stand and hotel room table rattle for a couple seconds. (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 138 km NW of epicenter) : Woke up from sleep in the hotel room bed. Bed was shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Mazunte (Mexico, 50 km SW of epicenter) : The first rumble was very strong and felt like a car had driven into the building. The second was not so strong and about 20 mins later. Now I just felt another minor vibration about 10 minuets after the 2nd vibration. I hope this completes this quite frightening experience. (reported through EMSC)
Mazunte (Mexico, 50 km SW of epicenter) : One aftershock (reported through EMSC)
Mazunte (Mexico, 50 km SW of epicenter) : I saw termites eating my cabana and feared that a beam under my bed gave way. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Pochutla (Mexico, 44 km SW of epicenter) : Strong yet very short (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 19 km SW of epicenter) : Quick strong shake, enough to wake me from sleep. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake: OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO, 7 Feb 2018 09:21

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

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