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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 33 km south of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:27 GMT

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 33 km south of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12:27 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Mar 12:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Mar 24, 2019 12:27:36 UTC
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.94°N / 94.56°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.94°S / 85.44°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km (21 mi) SSE of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) S of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) ESE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
78 km (48 mi) WSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) ESE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (54 mi) W of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
179 km (111 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
620 km (385 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.110 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.160 kmOffshore Oaxaca, MexicoEMSC
5.062 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
5.150 km62km S of San Francisco del Mar, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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New Orleans / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was in my 2nd floor bed studying when I noticed a slight rythmic swaying. The bed and a few surrounding articles gently swayed for several seconds, subsided for a few more seconds, then repeated the pattern for a total of 2 or 3 cycles. The whole event   
Huatulco / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Three bangs  
San Cristóbal de las casas (222.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Crecieta marina park plaza / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 207 km NE of epicenter) : Oscilatorio semifuerte en Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas. Sono alarma sismica. (reported through EMSC)  
Juchitán de Zaragoza (Mexico, 93 km NW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 9, 2019 02:47
3 years ago

78 km
North Pacific Ocean, 27 km SE of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 5, 2019 21:39
3 years ago

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 30, 2019 20:12
3 years ago

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km S of San Francisco del Mar Viejo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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