Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 00:53 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 00:53 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

29 Jan 01:02 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Date & time: 29 Jan 2019 12:53:17 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.8°N / 94.89°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (187 km / 116 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
9 km (6 mi) ENE of Cieneguilla (Asunción Ixtaltepec) (pop: 317)
15 km (10 mi) WSW of Escolapa (pop: 225)
17 km (11 mi) SSE of Barreña (pop: 559)
18 km (11 mi) ESE of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900)
35 km (22 mi) NE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400)
43 km (27 mi) NNE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800)
189 km (118 mi) W of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
535 km (332 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.010 km5.0 OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
M 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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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Oaxaca, Mexico, 29 January 00:53 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 21 Mar 2019 08:46 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Mar 2019 08:29 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    28 km (17.4 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 31 Jan 2019 15:47 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 29 January 2019 at 00:53 (GMT)
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