Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 3.3 km north of Patria Nueva, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 07:44 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - 3.3 km north of Patria Nueva, Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 07:44 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 96 km depth

15 Jan 07:54 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: Jan 15, 2020 07:44:41 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.21°N / 97.8°W (Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.21°S / 82.2°E
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SSE of Santiago (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) E of José Maria Morelos (pop: 2,330) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) SE of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) ESE of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (19 mi) SE of Pinotepa de Don Luis (pop: 5,690) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) WNW of Rio Grande (pop: 12,900) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WNW of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) --> See nearby quakes!
149 km (93 mi) SW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
385 km (239 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.496 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
4.727 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
4.749 km34km ESE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, MexicoUSGS

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Coyoacan, Mexico City (376.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Santa Maria la Alta, Tlacotepec de Benito Juarez, Puebla (265.1 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San José Guadalupe Otzacatipan, Toluca, México (399 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Cd de Mexico (371.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
México, Benito Juárez, Niños Héroes de Chapult / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Lo sentí y me alertó las cadenas de las persianas al sonar contra la pared. Benito Juárez, Niños Héroes de Chapultepec, CP. 03440  
Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tehuacán Puebla México (250.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Benito Juarez, Mexico City (383.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Escuche la cadena de las persianas moverse contra la pared y alarmas de 2 autos simultaneamente. (reported through our app)  
Puebla city (316.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Just a weak shake (reported through our app)  
Cd de Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (82 quakes)

  • 14 Mar 2020 22:42 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 21:42 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 21:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 20:43 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2020 10:00 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 13:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 09:19 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 22:45 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 22:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 10:15 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 20:41 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 20:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 06:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 21:54 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    37 km (23 mi) depth
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    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 10:17 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
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    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 10:15 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
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