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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4.2 km west of Arroyo Chichihua, Santa Maria Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 00:53 GMT

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4.2 km west of Arroyo Chichihua, Santa Maria Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 00:53 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 4.2 km west of Arroyo Chichihua, Santa Maria Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 00:53 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Jan 01:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 29, 2019 00:53:17 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.8°N / 94.89°W (Santa Maria Chimalapa, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.8°S / 85.11°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt17 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoEl Chichón (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities8 km (5 mi) E of Chivixhuyo (pop: 773) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) ESE of Matias Romero Avendaño (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (17 mi) E of Santo Domingo Petapa (pop: 5,430) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) NE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
37 km (23 mi) N of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
65 km (40 mi) NE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) NNE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (123 mi) E of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
535 km (332 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.010 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
4.8107 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
5.077 km- 15km NE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (20)

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Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Was at a restaurant 6:53 local time. Those of us with elbows on the table felt it.  
Panama City Florida / Light shaking (MMI IV)
196 km W of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
171.3 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
La Crucetia, calle carrizal / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Mazunte / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
537.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
La Crucecita de Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tangolunda / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad de México (544.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Oscilación de objetos colgantes muy sensibles (reported through our app)  
Huatulco , Camino Real / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tonalá, Chiapas / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Cosmo residences, Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Santa Cruz, Huatulco (154.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
173.8 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Benito Juárez (Mexico, 539 km NW of epicenter) : estaba sentada leyendo y tube un lijero presentimientobde movimiento crei q habia sido solo yo o.O (reported through EMSC)  
Ecatepec de Morelos (Mexico, 536 km NW of epicenter) : No se sintió. (reported through EMSC)  
San Bartolo Coyotepec (Mexico, 193 km W of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte y duró unos segundos fue preocupante. (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Mar 21, 2019 08:46
3 years ago

30 km
1.3 km SE of El Morrito, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 21, 2019 08:29
3 years ago - felt

28 km
1 km NE of Chivela, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 31, 2019 15:47
3 years ago

26 km
1.2 km SW of Sitio de las Flores, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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