Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 21 January 2019 at 11:57 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 21 January 2019 at 11:57 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 10 km depth

21 Jan 12:04 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 21 Jan 2019 11:57:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.86°N / 94.69°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (228 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
42 km (26 mi) S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (San Francisco del Mar) (pop: 4,030)
57 km (35 mi) S of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800)
59 km (37 mi) SSW of San Francisco Ixhuatan (San Francisco Ixhuatán) (pop: 5,650)
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Unión Hidalgo (pop: 12,700)
73 km (45 mi) SSE of Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop: 67,600)
78 km (49 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 37,400)
468 km (291 mi) WNW of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
615 km (382 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.410 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.351 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
M 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 shake starting, girlfriend woke up to the bed shaking and looked at me asking what I was doing. Obviously wasn’t me as I tried to shake the bed after and I couldn’t even move it. We were on the 4th floor and made doors rattle. Felt little tremors after.
Huatulco, Barcelo resort / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The locał time was just before 6am, I was dreaming about something and all of a sudden I felt the bed shaking, asked my husband if he felt it and he said yes. We didn’t go back to sleep anymore. It seemed that the waves were stronger by the sound of it. Leaving Huatulco tomorrow and hoping not to feel anything any more tremors.
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 of the 5.4 quake Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, 21 January 11:57 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 28 Feb 2019 22:39 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Feb 2019 07:55 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Feb 2019 19:07 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Jan 2019 20:51 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Monday, 21 January 2019 at 11:57 (GMT)
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