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Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 07:30 GMT

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 07:30 GMT Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 62 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 07:30 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Apr 11, 2018 07:30:39 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.86°N / 94.72°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.86°S / 85.28°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (230 km / 143 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) SSW of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SE of San Mateo del Mar (pop: 5,730) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) S of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
76 km (47 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SSE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) WSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (123 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
613 km (381 mi) SE of Mexico (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) | about seismic energy
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5.310 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
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Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (252.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I am awakened by this quake in the middle of the night. (reported through our app)  
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 602 km NW of epicenter) : Por el oriente (Iztapalapa) No se sintió ni se activó la alarma sísmica (reported through EMSC)  
Huimanguillo (Mexico, 280 km NE of epicenter) : Como que me movieron leve el banco donde estoy sentado a las 2:30 hrs. En huimanguillo tabasco (reported through EMSC)  
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 620 km NW of epicenter) : En.el norte de CDMX no se sintió (reported through EMSC)  
Azcapotzalco (Mexico, 617 km NW of epicenter) : Leve movimiento de móvil en casa, zona Azcapotzalco CDMX (reported through EMSC)  
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 603 km NW of epicenter) : CDMX un leve movimiento azotó esta parte (reported through EMSC)  
(Mexico, 216 km NE of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte, fue una gran sacudida, me recordó la noche del 7 de Sep/17 (reported through EMSC)  
Salina Cruz (Mexico, 65 km NW of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte aquí en salina Cruz, saben si hay alerta de tsunami? (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jun 5, 2018 17:02
4 years ago

76 km
North Pacific Ocean, 16 km S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 28, 2018 12:22
4 years ago

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 25, 2018 09:10
4 years ago

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 52 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 25, 2018 11:53
4 years ago

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 44 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 15, 2018 02:13
4 years ago

41 km
North Pacific Ocean, 29 km SE of San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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