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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico on Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Date & time: Wednesday, 15 January 2020 07:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 96.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.21°N / 97.8°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Pico de Orizaba (319 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 7.9*10^12 J (2.21 GWh / 1898 tons of TNT / 0.1 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 15 Jan 2020
Wed, 15 Jan 07:44 UTCM 4.7 / 27 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
Wed, 15 Jan 07:44 UTCM 4.7 / 48.7 km34km ESE of Santa Maria Zacatepec, MexicoUSGS

"I felt it" reports:
(376.2 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)(via app)
(265.1 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
(399 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
Cd de Mexico (371.7 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)(via app)
México, Benito Juárez, Niños Héroes de Chapult / MMI III (Weak shaking): 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. / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Tehuacán Puebla México (250.8 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
(383.8 km NNW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Escuche la cadena de las persianas moverse contra la pared y alarmas de 2 autos simultaneamente. (via app)
Puebla city (316.7 km N from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Just a weak shake (via app)
Cd de Mexico / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource



 

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