Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km west of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Friday, 9 February 2018 at 14:05 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km west of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Friday, 9 February 2018 at 14:05 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 26 km depth

Date & time: 9 Feb 2018 14:05:50 UTC
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.06°N / 104.56°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Colima (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
16 km (10 mi) S of Chavarin (pop: 874) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (14 mi) SSW of Peñitas Y Truchas (pop: 210) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) WSW of Manzanillo (pop: 130,000) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SE of San Patricio (pop: 7,570) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) W of El Colomo (pop: 10,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SE of La Manzanilla (pop: 1,310) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) S of Tequesquitlan (pop: 1,980) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of La Huerta (pop: 7,890) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) WNW of Ciudad de Armeria (Ciudad de Armería) (pop: 15,900) --> See nearby quakes!
572 km (355 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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M 5.526 kmNear Coast of Jalisco, MexicoGFZ

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User reports for this quake (37)

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puerto vallarta, MX on the 9th / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting in the hotel lobby in PV when the desk at the check out moved from the jolt.
Barra de Navidad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Club Santiago Colima / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Nuevo Vallarta Mexico.. / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Felt and saw the wave of the building I was in Nuevo Vallarta. Pool water was waving too. Windows and doors were making noise. Lasted 15 , 20 seconds tops . Scary!
Manzanillo / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Purta vallirta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
194.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 6th floor of building at Grand Luxxe Vidanra, Nuevo Vallarta. We felt building swaying and creaking, water in 2.5' plunge pool vibrated and began splashing out of the pool. It quiere down to small waves again lasting a total of 2½ to 3 minutes. Dishes and doors also shook and rattled.
Unión de Tula (Mexico, 84 km N of epicenter) : Muy fuerte y largo en un segundo piso en Unión de Tula, Jalisco. Duró aproximadamente 40 a 50 segundos, se podía escuchar como mi casa se movía y el agua del garrafón también se movía. (reported through EMSC)
Cuauhtémoc (Mexico, 561 km E of epicenter) : Se percibió un ligero movimiento en la cdmx, o al menos yo si lo percibí. (reported through EMSC)
La Peñita de Jaltemba (Mexico, 215 km NW of epicenter) : On third floor, felt the bed sway for a brief time! (reported through EMSC)
La Peñita de Jaltemba (Mexico, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Single very light impact. I thought someone was entering the RV, got up, saw nothing and went back to bed. Learned of earthquake later. (reported through EMSC)
Zapopan (Mexico, 200 km NE of epicenter) : Earthquake in GDL (reported through EMSC)
Guadalajara (Mexico, 199 km NE of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
Nuevo Vallarta (Mexico, 183 km NW of epicenter) : my friend who was on the beach also felt movement while seated in his chair (reported through EMSC)
Nuevo Vallarta (Mexico, 183 km NW of epicenter) : On the 7th floor of a hotel. (reported through EMSC)
Cihuatlán (Mexico, 22 km W of epicenter) : Scared (reported through EMSC)
Manzanillo (Mexico, 21 km SE of epicenter) : I was born in Southern California so I am familiar with tremors. We were lying in bed, talking, and the bed shook. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 564 km E of epicenter) : In Southern Mexico City, no movement felt. (reported through EMSC)
Guadalajara (Mexico, 198 km NE of epicenter) : En Guadalajara se sintió algo fuerte. Se movieron las lámparas. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 148 km NW of epicenter) : I live 150 miles away from the epicenter (reported through EMSC)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 575 km E of epicenter) : Si lo sentí! Me dio algo de miedo! Pero todo bien! (reported through EMSC)
Gustavo A Madero (Mexico, 564 km E of epicenter) : Norte de la Ciudad de México se sintió levemente, no sono ninguna alarma sísmica. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 562 km E of epicenter) : Si se sintió levemente algunos objetos sensibles se movieron (reported through EMSC)
Atizapán de Zaragoza (Mexico, 553 km E of epicenter) : Leve pero se sintió, no se accionó la app de alerta sísmica (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 551 km E of epicenter) : Sin percepción en delegación Álvaro Obregón de la Ciudad de México. (reported through EMSC)
Compostela (Mexico, 215 km NW of epicenter) : Furniture moved slightly (reported through EMSC)
Sahuayo de Morelos (Mexico, 208 km NE of epicenter) : Aquí en Michoacán tam bien se sintió (reported through EMSC)
Tequila (Mexico, 196 km N of epicenter) : I felt the bed move from side to side. (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 195 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Puerto Vallarta más o menos (reported through EMSC)
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (Mexico, 192 km NW of epicenter) : Sorry, forgot to include my email addy. Again, very gentle and I am tend to think the one in Colima is the one we felt here vs. the offshore one in Jalisco. Most hotels are currently checking buildings and my kids school did a standard building evac. (reported through EMSC)
Bahía de Banderas (Mexico, 190 km NW of epicenter) : ..water in soaker pool was disturbed...wavy (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 175 km NW of epicenter) : I felt the building move - on the 24th floor of a high rise. Doors and ceilings lamps swayed significantly but nothing fell over. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 175 km NW of epicenter) : I was sitting by the pool at our hotel and felt the swaying. Within a few minutes there were a few people from the buildings remarking that it was more noticeable inside. (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 175 km NW of epicenter) : Sitting out on the patio drinking coffee & felt the chair vibrate (reported through EMSC)
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 171 km NW of epicenter) : 16 Th floor, not sure if best to stay inside or go down staircase (reported through EMSC)
Zapotlán El Grande (Mexico, 121 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió un fuerte jalón en Ciudad Guzmán por unos cinco segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Manzanillo (Mexico, 28 km SE of epicenter) : Me despertó (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake North Pacific Ocean, 24 km west of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, 9 February 2018 14:05 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 16 Mar 2018 05:49 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 24 km west of Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico, on Friday, 9 February 2018 at 14:05 (GMT)
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