Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 13:31 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 13:31 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 64 km depth

19 Jul 13:37 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Jul 19 13:39: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 69.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 69.0 to 64.0 km.
Date & time: 19 Jul 2018 01:31:55 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 64.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.95°N / 97.71°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (112 km / 70 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Ciudad de Huajuapan de León (Centro) (pop: 47,800)
66 km (41 mi) SSW of Tehuacán (pop: 241,400)
67 km (42 mi) SW of Ajalpan (pop: 24,200)
119 km (74 mi) SSW of Orizaba (pop: 121,300)
132 km (82 mi) SSE of Puebla (pop: 1,590,300)
133 km (83 mi) SW of Córdoba (pop: 134,400)
212 km (131 mi) SE of Iztapalapa (pop: 1,820,900)
222 km (138 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.864 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.810 km PUEBLA, MEXICOEMSC
M 6.071 kmCentral Mexico [Land: Mexico]INGV
M 5.755 km- 1km NW of Huajuapan de Leon, MexicoUSGS
M 5.863 kmCentral MexicoGeoAu

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User reports for this quake (100)

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237.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Not too noticable but where we are above the City center, it was felt in our 8 floor buildings.
Azcapotzalco (227.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
188.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Puerto Escondido / not felt
215 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tehuacán (125.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
163.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Light (reported through our app)
mexico city at the subway / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : At first did not felt it but when the sismic alerta went off yeah the wagon was rockin
Mexico City / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Siren when off, when outside and waited. It was short, but very felt inside.
Mexico City (224.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt as a heavy truck passing by. Building next door swayed a little bit.
1718.5 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Puebla Puebla . We felt a tremor . Had to leave o / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San Andrés calpan. Puebla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was very scary, because the last one on September 19 2017
Cuautla, Morelos / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puebla (47.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Yautepec Morelos (174.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San Vicente Boquerón,puebla / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Light to moderate shaking, dogs howling
Pune, City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Alarm was working in time ! No Damage !
240.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
192.1 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Naucalpan de Juarez, Mexico (231.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : it felt like being in a lightly t rocking boat
Orizaba, Veracruz (132.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puebla / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
161 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us. No damage.
Puerto escondido (241.2 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very light shaking, my brother who was in the same room slept through it
193.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Del.Cuauhtémoc / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Aquí en el centro de la ciudad de México se sintió fuerte
225.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Aquí en el centro de la ciudad de México se sintió fuerte (reported through our app)
215.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
juan c bonilla, puebla (145.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
itzamatitlan , morelos (175.8 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Xalapa, Veracruz / Light shaking (MMI IV)
PUEBLA PUE. MÉXICO (134.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Mexico city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
129.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
207.6 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
172.9 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mexico city mx / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tlaltizapan (171.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Oscilatorio leve (reported through our app)
Mexico city / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
184.8 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) (reported through our app)
225.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
160.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Cuautla,estaba en mi cuarto (163.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : No lo sentí tan fuerte pero si lo sentí a comparación de otros que no había sentido (reported through our app)
217.4 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
CDMX (229.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Tepoztlan Morelos Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I was in bed, felt a slight shaking, then a pause, then lighter shuddering, like a truck passing outside. By the time i got downstairs to leave the house it had stopped.
Puebla, San Andrés de Cholula / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puebla (138.4 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
219.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
229.7 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Xalapa, Veracruz / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Oaxaca, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
219.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Lucedale ms. (1697.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Coyoacan cdmx / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
153.7 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Temamatla, México. (185.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 299 km SE of epicenter) : Felt movement back and forth, swaying feeling. I was in Bahias Huatulco. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 217 km NW of epicenter) : Imperceptible en el norte de CDMX (reported through EMSC)
Taxco (Mexico, 215 km W of epicenter) : Felt in taxco (reported through EMSC)
Cholula (Mexico, 120 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió en Cholula, Puebla, México. (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 112 km NW of epicenter) : Fuerte en Puebla. Lo fuerte fue rápido y luego duró mucho pero más leve. (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 111 km NW of epicenter) : Sistema de alerta sísmica del municipio de Puebla se activó con 29 seg de anticipación, sensación fuerte en algunos lugares de la ciudad, no se reportan daños (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad Ixtepec (Mexico, 323 km SE of epicenter) : Moderado en oaxaca el istmo (reported through EMSC)
Naucalpan de Juárez (Mexico, 223 km NW of epicenter) : movimiento muy suave de lámparas de techo y agua de pecera (reported through EMSC)
Azcapotzalco (Mexico, 215 km NW of epicenter) : En zona Azcapotzalco CDMX se sintió leve , sin novedad (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 212 km NW of epicenter) : Está viva la tierra y reclama su equilibrio (reported through EMSC)
Coyoacán (Mexico, 203 km NW of epicenter) : Estamos en ermita y la viga no se sintio nada. (reported through EMSC)
Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (Mexico, 660 km W of epicenter) : Movimiento leve a moderado de objetos contantes. (reported through EMSC)
Acapulco (Mexico, 281 km SW of epicenter) : That bitch was a shakin and a rollin on the 7th floor of a hotel overlooking the pacific ocean (reported through EMSC)
Lerma (Mexico, 230 km NW of epicenter) : A little shaking. (reported through EMSC)
Tlalnepantla (Mexico, 224 km NW of epicenter) : Solo leve sin daños. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 216 km NW of epicenter) : Imperceptible en CDMX. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 216 km NW of epicenter) : 5th floor...small jump like vibration (reported through EMSC)
Chilpancingo de los Bravo (Mexico, 215 km W of epicenter) : Movimiento leve de lámparas colgantes (reported through EMSC)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 214 km NW of epicenter) : Poco perceptible en Ecatepec de Morelos (reported through EMSC)
Álvaro Obregón (Mexico, 212 km NW of epicenter) : Only knew it was happening because the alarms, went outside and the water from the fountain moved slightly (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 211 km NW of epicenter) : ligero balanceo en CDMX (reported through EMSC)
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 210 km NW of epicenter) : Fue inperceptible (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 209 km NW of epicenter) : Llego una alerta sísmica al celular de una persona que al sentir un muy leve movimiento avisó a los demás en el lugar (6 personas). Acudimos a la zona de seguridad (interior). Dos personas más sintieron el movimiento y se pudo ver algunos movimientos pendulares y en las puertas. No hubo daños. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 207 km NW of epicenter) : En la CDMX no se sintió nada. (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 204 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió ligero en la CDMX, lámparas colgantes si se movieron! (reported through EMSC)
Tlalpan (Mexico, 200 km NW of epicenter) : Algo fuerte y corto (reported through EMSC)
Ciudad de México (Mexico, 199 km NW of epicenter) : Coapa Cd México leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Iztapalapa (Mexico, 193 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió leve (reported through EMSC)
Texcoco (Mexico, 192 km NW of epicenter) : Shook office chairs and lamps (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 169 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió muy poco en perote Veracruz, pasó pronto (reported through EMSC)
Xalapa (Mexico, 161 km NE of epicenter) : Leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 158 km SE of epicenter) : Se sintió en Oaxaca capital (reported through EMSC)
Tlaxcala (Mexico, 137 km NW of epicenter) : Un poco en tlaxcala (reported through EMSC)
(Mexico, 128 km SW of epicenter) : Estaba temblando suficiente para despertarme con miedo (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 109 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico, 105 km NW of epicenter) : A little movement that woke me up... (reported through EMSC)
La Luz Francisco I. Madero (Mexico, 102 km NE of epicenter) : Fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Córdoba (Mexico, 102 km NE of epicenter) : Poco fuerte pero muy corta. Menos 10 segundas. (reported through EMSC)
Acatlán (Mexico, 48 km W of epicenter) : Acatlán, Puebla México, se sintió por cerca d un minuto (reported through EMSC)
Tehuacán (Mexico, 36 km NE of epicenter) : Repentino!!! (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake Oaxaca, Mexico, 19 July 13:31 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 24 Jul 2018 12:48 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 20 Jul 2018 12:47 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 19 July 2018 at 13:31 (GMT)
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