Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 12:27 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake  - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 12:27 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Mar 12:34 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Mar 2019 12:27:36 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.94°N / 94.56°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (212 km / 132 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
46 km (29 mi) S of San Francisco Ixhuatan (San Francisco Ixhuatán) (pop: 5,650)
48 km (30 mi) S of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800)
57 km (35 mi) SW of Chahuite (San Antonio) (pop: 9,840)
73 km (45 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 73,600)
74 km (46 mi) SE of Juchitán de Zaragoza (pop: 67,600)
84 km (52 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 37,400)
458 km (284 mi) NW of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
620 km (385 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.110 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.160 kmOffshore Oaxaca, MexicoEMSC
M 5.062 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
M 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 duration was about 15 to 25 seconds I guess. I've felt heavy trucks & busses cause shaking hundreds of times, but never steady & rythmic. I thought "I bet there was just an earthquake somewhere." After a minute or two I checked the time and it w
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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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, 24 March 12:27 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes):
  • 09 May 2019 02:47 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 05 May 2019 21:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Apr 2019 20:12 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Sunday, 24 March 2019 at 12:27 (GMT)
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