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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday, 5 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico on Sunday, 5 January 2020
Jan 5 04:50: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.6.
Date & time: Sunday, 5 January 2020 04:40 UTC
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.35°N / 94.53°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (178 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.6*10^13 J (4.4 GWh / 3788 tons of TNT / 0.2 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 5 Jan 2020
Sun, 5 Jan 04:40 UTCM 6.0 / 88 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
Sun, 5 Jan 04:40 UTCM 5.6 / 98.9 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
Sun, 5 Jan 04:40 UTCM 5.8 / 97.2 km6km S of Santo Domingo Zanatepec, MexicoUSGS
Sun, 5 Jan 04:40 UTCM 5.8 / 75 kmOaxaca, MexicoBMKG

"I felt it" reports:
La Crucecita, Hotel Villablanca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Kalar / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
San Pablo Huixtepec Oaxaca, Mexico (245.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Scary.
Zone 1 Huehuetenango, Huehuetenango Guatemala (347.7 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt like a passing truck, except passing trucks don’t usually shake my building. Decorations were wobbling some, the mirror most noticeably.
Oaxaca City (244.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): What really surprised me was that I could hear a kind of roaring noise during the shaking. The furniture was moving around kind of chattering on the tile floor.
(225.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed vibration lasting several seconds woke me. Strange noise. By the time I realized what was happening it was over.
Altstadt Laurtligen Zaw Adrian pitters / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Altstadt Lautlingen Zaw17 Vulkane Erdbeben Satt Alram Rot 3oAtuc kaine fase Alram Adrian pitters
Puerto escondido / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Oaxaca / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Salina cruz (76.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): We were in a hotel on the bottom floor. The shaking felt elongated, and as if it had a secondary quake. It felt stronger than others this past year, probably because I was closer to the epicenter.
Tanivet, oax, mex / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Ciudad Oaxaca (247.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Oaxaca City (246.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): One shake was hard enough to get me up to grab my glasses and stand near a doorway, jic
Puerto Escondido / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Añasco Puerto Rico / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Estaba durmiendo y me despertó el movimiento de la cama bastante fuerte y me fui al baño y empezaron a chocar unas copas que tengo en la antesala. 6:30am en Añasco, puerto Rico
(77.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): It was strong, some things fell and all my neighbors were alarmed. At least we haven't gotten any important retort.
Venustiano Carranza, Mexico City / not felt: There were seismic warnings via earthquake alert apps more than 2 minutes ahead of the seismic waves. Finally, I could notice movement in hanging objects but it was humanly imperceptible even as I stayed still in an attenpt to feel it.
Puerto Morelos / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(277.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Light trembling, then after 10 secs of silence one bigger move.
(254.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): A mild light shake.
(656.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(34.8 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Txina / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Oaxaca de Juárez (213 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Gently long powerful swing with sirens sounding all over the city!
(247.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Short but kind of strong shaking
Oaxaca city / MMI IV (Light shaking)
tlalixstac de Cabrera, Oaxaca, Mexico (241.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Between light and moderate shaking that lasted several minutes.
La Crucecita, Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking): As a vibrating packer used for paving was outside and we could feel it in bed at 9:45, in our 3rd floor loft condo, constructed of concrete. Lasted about 6-8 seconds.
Salina Cruz Oaxaca / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Strong and 15 seconds long
Oaxaca de juarez, oaxaca, mexico / MMI II (Very weak shaking): A slight back and forth shaking, while seated, of two seconds or so. No other manifestation.
Los angeles / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(246.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Zipolite / MMI IV (Light shaking): Was woke up wth my bed shaking in zipolite oaxaca
Colonia Estrella / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Oaxaca de Juárez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto Escondido / MMI III (Weak shaking): While in the Bed I felt the bed was Shaking for a while.
tlalixstac de Cabrera, Oaxaca, Mexico / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Somewhere between light and moderate shaking that continued for about 3-4 minutes.
(247 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Belize city (670.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
San cristobal de la casas / MMI IV (Light shaking): Light shaking two shakes with a small gap in between
(218.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(643.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Slight tremor
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking in circles for about 5 to 10 seconds. Objects moved. Felt the need of going outside, but the shake stopped very soon.
Now Sapphire Resort, Quinta Roo / not felt
Hotel Mision San felipe / MMI IV (Light shaking): Heard sirens first then a mild shaking in hotel bed. Third one I felt since arriving Dec 28, other two in Huatulco last week. Interestingly I am from Vancouver and have never felt one before other than Mt St Helen's.
Mazunte / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(595.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Lying in Bed heard a sound and a little shake then a minute later a second shake.
Altstadt tucrterfigen Adrian pitters / MMI VIII (Severe shaking): Altstadt tucrterfigen Vulkane Erdbeben Satt Alram Rot 3o Atuc kaine fase Alram Adrian pitters
(183.5 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Huatulco / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The tremor lasted longer than usual
San Jose del Pacifico / MMI IV (Light shaking): Awoken by shaking building as well as other family members.
Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca (247 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): On second story of older building, very obvious shaking in three stages each a few seconds apart (via app)
Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Barrio Guadalupe, San Cristóbal, Chiapas / MMI IV (Light shaking): It felt like two tremors with a slight pause in between. Lasted longer than usual.
(472.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt(via app)
Oaxaca / MMI III (Weak shaking): Eating at a restaurant. Felt table shaking and then noticed the hanging lights swinging. Staff quickly made all patrons move into a open courtyard area.
(643.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Xoxocotlán / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco (194.7 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Lasted upwards of 10 seconds
Puerto Escondido Oaxaca / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Short like 3 seconds. Strong rocking.
Santa Cruz Oaxaca México / MMI IV (Light shaking): It wasn't that much here in huatulco but some people got scared
Belize orange walk town / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
oaxaca / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Cuernavaca, Morelos / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Estaba en mi cama y senti un ligero temblor, soy de Cuernavaca y si se sintió aquí, busqué en internet y vi que si hubo un sismo
Oaxaca (239.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Villa Morelos Chiapas (93.3 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco México / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(378.1 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Oaxaca de Juarez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Secrets resort Huatulco / MMI III (Weak shaking)
la crucecita / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco / MMI III (Weak shaking): Short amount of shaking for about 3 seconds at the Secrets resort.
Santa cruz huatalco (183.8 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(688.7 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Ciudad Del Carmen / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Oaxaca city / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Belize City (685.7 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Bed vibrated a little for a short while then repeated after a couple minutes
Huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Lindavista cdmx (599 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Lasted some 25 seconds, light shaking (via app)
San Pablo Villa de Mitla / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (248.8 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt
Santa María del tule / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Long one
(380.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Veracruz (355.6 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): I was un bed watching tv
Oaxaca de Juarez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Belize Cayo / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Oaxaca City / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Broadcast alarm was worse than shaking but grateful for it.
Belize City / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Orange Walk Town Belize / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Belize City / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Oaxaca City 10:45 pm lat 17 04 36 N,; lon 96 43 / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Woke me with the shaking.
Zipolite / MMI II (Very weak shaking): A couple of shakes and that's it
Oaxaca de Juárez / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Veracruz, Veracruz / MMI IV (Light shaking): First time feeling this, but from your discription it felt between weak and light shaking.
Puerto Escondido (277.7 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Laying in bed the beds shook in both bedrooms. Ceiling fan started rocking. Repeated 2 or 3 times
San Lorenzo Cacaotepec / MMI IV (Light shaking): Windows and door where shaking
Oaxaca de Juarez / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Santa cruz, huatulco / MMI IV (Light shaking): Shaking and growling, we were on second floor of concrete structure. Lasted longer than expected, maybe 8 seconds. No dishes clanking. People felt it and came onto their balconies
Belize City (672.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
(636.6 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tapachula linda Playa (291.4 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Oaxaca city (246.4 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Veracruz,Ver. (360.3 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Se sintió ligero y demoró su transición (via app)
Agencia Donaji, Oaxaca de Juarez / not felt: In a taxi at the time, did not feel any shaking
Puerto Escondido / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Matías Romero, Oaxaca (63.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(177.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Tapachula Chiapas. Strong and long (291.1 km SE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Little strong and long. (via app)
Hotel camba Oaxaca de Juárez / MMI IV (Light shaking): Wife's bed was moving
Oaxaca de Juarez (247.5 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Oaxaca, Mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Oaxaca de Juarez, centro / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Belize City, Belize (678.6 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(246.9 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
701 Carbonara, Oaxaca / MMI III (Weak shaking): I felt the bed shake twice. I noticed the water in the dispenser ebb and flow for a minute. I knew it was a mild tremor
La Crucecita / MMI III (Weak shaking): Mild shaking
Palenque (313.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Tangolunda / MMI IV (Light shaking): Building making noise Glass door rattling Felt shaking indoors Somewhat alarming as this was 1st earthquake experience
(706.2 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(488.5 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Leve movimiento de los colgantes! (via app)
Tehuacán Puebla / MMI IV (Light shaking): A moderate movement, brief, no panic at all
Punta Arrocito / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(246.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(208.1 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Santa Cruz huatulco (183.6 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
(243.7 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)(via app)
Caye caulker / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Huatulco (190.1 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Pedro, Belize (664.7 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Boca del rio, Veracruz / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Very light shaking
San Cristobal (206.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Spanish Lookout (613.9 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Huatulco Mexico / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Secrets resort / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Spanish Lookout / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Bahía Los Conejos / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Belize City / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(682.7 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Puerto Escondido (216.3 km WSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Spanish Lookout, / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(683.1 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
(602.3 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
Oaxaca de Juárez / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(653.8 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Orange walk town, Belize / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Miahuatlan de Porfirio Díaz oaxaca (218.4 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
Oaxaca City / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(495.2 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Belize / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Guatemala city zone 13 (472.4 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Oluta, veracruz (179.9 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)(via app)
(565.2 km WNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)(via app)
Xalapa (Mexico) (442 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy leve. (via EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico) (260 km W from epicenter)(no details): Shaking bed (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (217 km W from epicenter)(no details): A good 30 seconds of shaking, not strong enough to knock anything over but enough that you definitely knew it was a quake (via EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico) (140 km E from epicenter)(no details): A rhythmic back and forth movement lasted 30-45 seconds (via EMSC)
San Pedro (Belize) (700 km E from epicenter)(no details): Water in glass making waves, seemed to last several minutes (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (667 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt 2 shakes the 1st one was a bit strong I’m the only one who felt is as I was watching TV. (via EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize) (644 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was in bed watching Netflix and the bed shook for almost 20 seconds. (via EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize) (644 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just a sudden and brief shake. (via EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize) (644 km E from epicenter)(no details): I was on my bed watching movie when it shook for seconds. (via EMSC)
(Belize) (612 km E from epicenter)(no details): Slight earthquake. (via EMSC)
Belmopan (Belize) (605 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt tremors from what I am assuming is a quake in the region. (via EMSC)
Gustavo A Madero (Mexico) (605 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento de objetos. Sin sentirse (via EMSC)
Cayo (Belize) (583 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt mild buy my bed shook a bit (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Mexico) (387 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Cordoba, Veracruz Mexico. Very light felt and it awakened me. No sway in lights (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (217 km W from epicenter)(no details): Light and then stronger, then almost stoped, then started stronger again. (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (200 km W from epicenter)(no details): In bed, it was shaking / rolling pretty good (via EMSC)
Salina Cruz (Mexico) (91 km W from epicenter)(no details): Lo sentí muy fuerte, quizás sea originado por el proyecto del corredor turístico (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (662 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just light rolling. Others in house did not notice but I was seated and felt it (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (662 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was laying on the bed and felt moderate tremors (via EMSC)
Belize (Belize) (643 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very light vibrating feel on Southside of Belize City. (via EMSC)
Orange Walk (Belize) (640 km E from epicenter)(no details): It just felt like 3 pulses since i was sitting down (via EMSC)
Álvaro Obregón (Mexico) (614 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy leve percepción, de nula a leve. (via EMSC)
Gustavo A Madero (Mexico) (614 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Empezó muy suave e incrementó al final, oscilatorio pero tranquilo (via EMSC)
Benito Juárez (Mexico) (609 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Empezó con un jalón, luego se empezó a mover en redondo. (via EMSC)
San Andrés Cholula (Mexico) (512 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió un ligero movimiento pero muy leve (via EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico) (507 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Muy ligero en la ciudad de Puebla (via EMSC)
Tehuacán (Mexico) (397 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se sintio un tiron suave (via EMSC)
Córdoba (Mexico) (393 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very light. 15 second felt while in bed but light fixtures did not sway. (via EMSC)
(Guatemala) (330 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Duro cerca de 30 segundos en Guatemala (via EMSC)
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico) (300 km W from epicenter)(no details): Laying in bed and felt a slight rocking effect. (via EMSC)
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico) (300 km W from epicenter)(no details): Se sentía la cama moviendo durante 30 segundos (via EMSC)
(Mexico) (288 km W from epicenter)(no details): Bed shaking for over a minute. House rocking.. ( natural building materials) (via EMSC)
Lerdo de Tejada (Mexico) (279 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Se Sintio Bien Culero ALV (via EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico) (266 km W from epicenter)(no details): Shook the bed for almost a minute (via EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico) (266 km W from epicenter)(no details): Light shaking, heard alarms sounding. (via EMSC)
San Pedro Pochutla (Mexico) (244 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very light (via EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico) (221 km W from epicenter)(no details): Felt like two "waves" in the concrete condo we are in. The hair on my arms stood straight up. (via EMSC)
Teapa (Mexico) (206 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Fue algo fuerte, desde Teapa, Tabasco , México (via EMSC)
Coatzacoalcos (Mexico) (196 km NW from epicenter)(no details): swarm from Oaxaca for at least a week. Strongest was tis one. Usually last only a few seconds, this one longer. (via EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (185 km E from epicenter)(no details): Very good shaker, lasted about 30 seconds (via EMSC)
Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán (Mexico) (176 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Estaba en la cama y se movió mucho en un segundo piso (via EMSC)
Juchitán de Zaragoza (Mexico) (74 km W from epicenter)(no details): Se sintió orrible con caída de objetos (via EMSC)

 

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