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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 1.2 km south of Rancho Viejo, San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 08:15 GMT

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 1.2 km south of Rancho Viejo, San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 08:15 GMT Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - 1.2 km south of Rancho Viejo, San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 08:15 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 22 km depth

15 Jan 08:23 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 22.0 km.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 15, 2020 08:15:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.33°N / 97.96°W (Rancho Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.33°S / 82.04°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt11 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) W of San Andrés Huaxpaltepec (pop: 4,150) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) E of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (pop: 29,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
11 km (7 mi) S of Pinotepa de Don Luis (pop: 5,690) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) NNW of Jose Maria Morelos (pop: 2,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) WNW of Santiago (pop: 10,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) WSW of San Agustin (pop: 2,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SSE of San Pedro Amuzgos (pop: 4,930) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
62 km (39 mi) SE of Ometepec (Guerrero) (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
366 km (227 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.122 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.246 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
5.153 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
5.237 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico (TEIG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1110 km / 690 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (12)

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Oaxaca (155 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
108.5 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Estaba moviendo la cama. Me despertó. Duro entre 20 y 30 seg. (reported through our app)  
Ciudad de México (377.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Moderado y prolongada oscilación de objetos colgantes (reported through our app)  
Acapulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Cd de Mexico (353.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ampliacion San Mateo (Colonia Solidaridad), Tultitlán Municipality, México (385.8 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Leon, Guanajuato (659.5 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
30 minutes north west of Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Heard before I felt it. Was sleeping in a well built wooden cabana on cement footings on the beach (near Casa Wabi). The entire cabana was swaying and creaking. It felt stronger than a light shacking.  
Puerto Escondido / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Colonia Nativitas, Benito Juárez Borough, Mexico City (362.2 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Me alertó el golpeteo de la cadena de las persianas (reported through our app)  
Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City (366.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : 4th floor apartment felt like a truck passing by. Nothing to worry about. (reported through our app)  
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico, 108 km SE of epicenter) : Shaking felt for about 20 seconds. (reported through EMSC)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (82 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 14, 2020 21:42
3 years ago
3.1

10 km
2.4 km S of Piedra Blanca, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 2020 21:22
3 years ago
3.5

4 km
2.8 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 2020 20:43
3 years ago
3.5

2 km
0.9 km NE of Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 14, 2020 09:45
3 years ago
3.5

14 km
9.1 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 13, 2020 10:00
3 years ago
3.4

14 km
2 km N of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 2020 13:11
3 years ago
3.2

8 km
2.1 km NE of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 2020 11:35
3 years ago
3.5

9 km
9.3 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 11, 2020 10:15
3 years ago
3.2

10 km
0.4 km NW of Yuyaquita, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2020 20:41
3 years ago
3.3

7 km
1.4 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2020 20:00
3 years ago
3.2

10 km
2.2 km N of Yutanicani, Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2020 19:30
3 years ago
3.3

15 km
1.9 km S of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2020 10:58
3 years ago
3.4

18 km
12 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2020 06:16
3 years ago
3.3

4 km
2.5 km S of San Agustin, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 2020 10:51
3 years ago
3.4

13 km
8.4 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 2020 10:17
3 years ago
3.2

9 km
1.9 km SW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 9, 2020 10:15
3 years ago
3.2

12 km
1.7 km NW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 18:57
3 years ago
3.2

43 km
5.3 km SE of San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 10:24
3 years ago
3.6

14 km
7.2 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 09:48
3 years ago
3.7

12 km
9.8 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 08:05
3 years ago
3.3

8 km
0.5 km SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 06:17
3 years ago
3.3

5 km
3.2 km NE of Santa Catarina Mechoacan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 2020 17:00
3 years ago
3.1

8 km
1 km NW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 2020 09:08
3 years ago
3.2

5 km
2.7 km W of Pocitos, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 2020 08:29
3 years ago
3.4

15 km
1.7 km NW of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 5, 2020 07:45
3 years ago
3.3

15 km
12 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 4, 2020 21:46
3 years ago
3.3

4 km
1.3 km NE of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 2020 21:36
3 years ago
3.6

4 km
2.6 km SW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 2020 14:54
3 years ago
3.4

9 km
1.7 km N of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 2020 09:53
3 years ago
3.4

7 km
1.4 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 2020 07:29
3 years ago
3.5

7 km
1.4 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 3, 2020 06:53
3 years ago
3.7

10 km
5.4 km E of Jose Maria Morelos, Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 2020 07:43
3 years ago
3.4

12 km
0.6 km NE of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 2020 07:24
3 years ago
3.4

11 km
0.6 km NE of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 2020 07:17
3 years ago
3.8

11 km
9.9 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 2020 16:14
3 years ago
3.5

5 km
1.9 km S of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 2020 15:28
3 years ago
3.2

9 km
1.7 km NW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 2020 10:55
3 years ago
3.3

12 km
3.6 km NW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 2020 10:02
3 years ago
3.4

15 km
1.8 km W of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 29, 2020 16:11
3 years ago
3.4

6 km
2 km NW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 29, 2020 09:02
3 years ago
3.5

8 km
2.5 km N of Playa Banco de Oro, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 22, 2020 10:27
3 years ago
3.4

10 km
2.7 km W of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 21, 2020 10:34
3 years ago
3.1

5 km
1.7 km S of San Lorenzo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 21, 2020 10:02
3 years ago
3.7

5 km
1 km NE of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2020 09:19
3 years ago
3.2

17 km
10.6 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 12, 2020 10:21
3 years ago
3.4

15 km
10.4 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 12, 2020 09:27
3 years ago
3.3

13 km
7.6 km SW of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 11, 2020 21:03
3 years ago
3.3

8 km
8.5 km SW of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 10, 2020 10:06
3 years ago
3.2

6 km
Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 7, 2020 21:03
3 years ago
4.2

16 km
11 km SW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 3, 2020 22:57
3 years ago
3.1

10 km
2 km SE of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 3, 2020 22:11
3 years ago
3.3

21 km
0.8 km NW of Pocitos, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 3, 2020 11:12
3 years ago
4.1

10 km
1.6 km E of El Palomar, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 2, 2020 10:33
3 years ago
3.2

10 km
6.7 km S of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 2, 2020 05:25
3 years ago
4.3

17 km
1.4 km E of Santa Maria Jicaltepec, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 31, 2020 22:37
3 years ago
3.0

5 km
1.4 km NW of Cerro de la Esperanza, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 31, 2020 10:48
3 years ago
3.2

9 km
2.9 km SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 31, 2020 03:31
3 years ago - felt
4.2

39 km
1.6 km N of El Terrero, San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 29, 2020 13:00
3 years ago
3.0

5 km
2.9 km S of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 29, 2020 10:53
3 years ago
3.2

9 km
3.1 km NE of Playa Banco de Oro, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 29, 2020 10:03
3 years ago
3.2

16 km
5.2 km S of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 27, 2020 22:46
3 years ago
3.1

12 km
9.6 km W of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 27, 2020 10:57
3 years ago
3.1

6 km
2.7 km SE of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 27, 2020 10:00
3 years ago
3.7

6 km
1.2 km NW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 24, 2020 19:53
3 years ago
4.1

10 km
2.9 km SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 23, 2020 22:32
3 years ago
3.1

14 km
6.4 km E of Jose Maria Morelos, Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 23, 2020 21:22
3 years ago
3.1

3 km
2.4 km S of Piedra Blanca, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 22, 2020 22:54
3 years ago
3.3

11 km
Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 21, 2020 22:23
3 years ago
3.2

7 km
3 km NW of Cerro de la Esperanza, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 20, 2020 22:03
3 years ago
3.0

30 km
5.2 km S of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 20, 2020 21:03
3 years ago
3.1

2 km
1.7 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 20, 2020 09:45
3 years ago
3.4

3 km
0.5 km NE of Cruz del Itacuan, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 19, 2020 22:21
3 years ago
3.2

22 km
6.1 km S of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 19, 2020 06:35
3 years ago
4.1

6 km
2 km SW of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 18, 2020 10:06
3 years ago
3.6

6 km
1.5 km SE of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 18, 2020 09:21
3 years ago
3.5

11 km
7.4 km SW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 17, 2020 21:36
3 years ago
3.8

6 km
3.4 km SW of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 17, 2020 09:35
3 years ago
3.3

6 km
3.9 km S of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 16, 2020 22:18
3 years ago
3.1

10 km
2.6 km W of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 15, 2020 22:28
3 years ago
3.3

4 km
2.9 km S of El Carrizo, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 15, 2020 14:47
3 years ago
4.2

8 km
2 km N of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 15, 2020 09:27
3 years ago
4.1

8 km
0.9 km NE of Huerta Clavel, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 15, 2020 08:38
3 years ago
4.0

7 km
1.5 km SE of Guadalupe Victoria, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
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