Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 3.3 km west of El Coyul, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico, on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 08:54 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - 3.3 km west of El Coyul, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico, on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 08:54 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 28 km depth

17 Jul 09:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Jul 17 09:09: Magnitude recalculated from 4.4 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 28.0 km.
Date & time: 17 Jul 2018 08:54:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 28.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.39°N / 103.24°W (Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Colima (113 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of El Coyul (pop: 24) --> See nearby quakes!
9 km (5 mi) SE of El Diezmo (pop: 48) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) NW of San Pedro Naranjestil (pop: 632) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ESE of La Placita de Morelos (pop: 1,440) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (27 mi) S of Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (Centro) (pop: 10,800) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (38 mi) SE of Coahuayana Viejo (pop: 2,430) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SW of Aguililla (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) SW of Morelia (pop: 597,500) --> See nearby quakes!
448 km (278 mi) WSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.128 kmNear Coast of Michoacan, MexicoGFZ
M 5.089 km MICHOACAN, MEXICOEMSC
M 5.051 km- Michoacan, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (12)

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394.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
45 km N of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
249.4 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Placita de Morelos Michoacan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was asleep and it woke me up. I tried to get out of bed and the ground was still moving. It stopped as I went outside. I slept outside in a hammock for the rest f the night
Zapotitlan de Vadillo (142.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Manzanillo / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I'm in Manzanillo, I was on bed, I felt it.
Gustavo A Madero (Mexico, 452 km E of epicenter) : No sé sintió en el norte de CDMX (reported through EMSC)
Nezahualcóyotl (Mexico, 460 km E of epicenter) : Imperceptible (reported through EMSC)
Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (Mexico, 229 km NW of epicenter) : Leve objetos colgantes moviéndose, notoriamente (reported through EMSC)
Unión de Tula (Mexico, 203 km NW of epicenter) : Me atrevería a decir que se sintió más fuerte que 5.0 grados, fuede golpe, mi casa trono y mi cama se sacudió muy fuerte (vivo en un segundo piso). Esperemos no se registraran daños (reported through EMSC)
Colima (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : I was Sleeping and felt it very quickly and short I'm in a hotel I went out And I didn't see anyone outside (reported through EMSC)
Guadalajara (Mexico, 230 km NW of epicenter) : Felt slight movement on the 8th floor. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake 3.3 km west of El Coyul, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico, 17 July 2018 08:54 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 12 Sep 2018 06:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Aug 2018 20:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 3.3 km west of El Coyul, Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico, on Tuesday, 17 July 2018 at 08:54 (GMT)
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