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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO on Saturday, 5 January 2019

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake  - OFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICO on Saturday, 5 January 2019
Date & time: Saturday, 5 January 2019 07:20 UTC
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.63°N / 96.15°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Martín (343 km)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3*10^11 J (35 MWh / 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
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"I felt it" reports:
Dreams Huatulco Resort- 6 floor / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
La Crucecita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
(15.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Las Brias / MMI III (Weak shaking): Was reading in bed when heard what sounded like a very loud explosion. It woke up my husband who is a sound sleeper. Our room is on the first floor facing the ocean and close proximity to the water - it was scary. We live in an earthquake zone on Vancouver Island, BC and experience many shakers but I haven't heard a noise as load as this one before.
Hualtuco Cosmo Residences (15.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I was sleeping and the sound woke me first ... then the tremor
Balcones de tangolunda / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Punta Arrocito / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light Vibration - Woke up 3 of 3 People in 3 Different Rooms
Secrets Huatulco / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Secrets Resort / MMI IV (Light shaking): The loud rumble and shaking of the building woke me up around 1:20am. The cabinet door was swinging in our room. Yikes
Dreams resort / MMI IV (Light shaking)
huatulco, oaxaca / MMI IV (Light shaking): -heard what sounded like a freight train -followed by light shaking -lasted no longer than 5 seconds
Barcelo Huatulco, Tangolunda Bay / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We were woken from our sleep by a loud bang and mild shaking. We thought it might have been an explosion of some kind.
Hualtulco / MMI IV (Light shaking): Lady for 10 seconds
Dreams Resort / MMI IV (Light shaking): I am from the Canadian prairies. I was awakened by the loud rumble, like a heavy truck passing by and the building did shake, enough for me to lnow something was happening.
Playa Arrocito, Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Punta Santa Cruz, Huatulco / MMI III (Weak shaking): I was jolted awake from my sleep by a bang, and vibrations that lasted for a few seconds, long enough to know I was experiencing an earthquake.
Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Secrets Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Secrets Hotel, Huatulco / MMI V (Moderate shaking): We awoke to a loud bang and the shaking of our bed at 1:20am local time. It was over and done with quickly i.e. in seconds. Scared the heck out of us.
Bahia de conejos / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(16.5 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking): Woke up because of it. Scary when asleep
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (Mexico) (165 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very brief sudden jolt and then a quick shake and it was over (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (15 km N from epicenter)(no details): There was a sound like a bomb and then my home shook for 5 seconds. (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (14 km N from epicenter)(no details): I was woken by the rumble and the bed started shaking and moved a small amount (via EMSC)

 

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