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Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:57 GMT

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:57 GMT Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 64 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:57 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 12:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 21, 2019 11:57:20 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.86°N / 94.69°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.86°S / 85.31°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SE of San Mateo del Mar (pop: 5,730) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) ESE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (49 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (59 mi) WSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
196 km (122 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
615 km (382 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.410 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.351 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
5.810 km- 73km S of San Francisco del Mar, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (26)

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Barcelo Huatulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Laying in bed, at roughly 5:45 am, felt the s  
Huatulco, Barcelo resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The locał time was just before 6am, I was dreaming about something and all   
Barcelo huatulco / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
La Crucecita, Huatulco, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
147.4 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke me up, and I knew what it was immediately even though I'd never experienced anything like that before.  
Mazunte / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I felt my bed shaking in Mazunte  
Dreams Resort, Hautulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Suddenly woke up to gentle shaking of the bed for a few seconds, then stopped then a couple more shakes. First experience of this type but not frightening.  
Silvana Monsalve Belkner. Los Angeles Región VIII / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I don't speak English. I speak Spanich. But I need the information . Chile are very peligroso by the tectonies capas .  
252 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Santa Cruze Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Las Brisas / Weak shaking (MMI III)
La Crucecita / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Was awakened by a light shaking side to side was about 4 or 5 seconds with a faint rumble sound.  
Las brisas / Weak shaking (MMI III)
255.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : In bed, but I was awake. Light shaking but quiet, so I knew it wasn't a truck.  
Santa Cruz Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : It felt like someone was gently shaking me while in bed. About 30 seconds  
Ixtepec / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hautulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Could feel bed shaking lightly for about 30 or 40 seconds  
153.6 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hual / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Bahia de Santa Cruz / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 05:58 am. Weak shaking awakened me. Lasted 30 seconds. Only sound was of many dogs in neighbourhood barking.  
Córdoba / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
614.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (190.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mazunte (200.6 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
49.7 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Cordoba / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Feb 28, 2019 22:39
3 years ago
4.1

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 21, 2019 07:55
3 years ago
4.2

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 62 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2019 19:07
3 years ago - felt
4.3

37 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 30, 2019 20:51
3 years ago
4.2

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 72 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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