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

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

Moderate 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.
Date & time: 15 Jan 2020 08:15:25 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 22.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.33°N / 97.96°W (Rancho Viejo, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) SSE of Rancho Viejo (pop: 1,010) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) NE of El Carrizo (pop: 1,720) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) SW of San Lorenzo (pop: 2,080) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NNW of José Maria Morelos (pop: 2,330) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) SE of San Miguel Tlacamama (pop: 2,000) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of San Juan Colorado (pop: 5,560) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (10 mi) WNW of Jamiltepec (pop: 10,100) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) SSE of San Antonio Tepetlapa (pop: 2,620) --> See nearby quakes!
155 km (96 mi) WSW of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (227 mi) SSE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.122 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.246 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
M 5.153 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.237 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS

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)
385.8 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
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)
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)
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)
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Aftershocks of the 5.1 quake Rancho Viejo, Oaxaca, 1.2 km south of Rancho Viejo, San Andrés Huaxpaltepec, Mexico, 15 January 2020 08:15 GMT

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (82 quakes):
  • 14 Mar 2020 21:42 UTC
    | M 3.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
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    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 21:22 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 20:43 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Mar 2020 09:45 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Mar 2020 10:00 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 13:11 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 11:35 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Mar 2020 10:15 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 20:41 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 20:00 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 19:30 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 10:58 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 Mar 2020 06:16 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 10:51 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 10:17 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Mar 2020 10:15 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    12 km (7.5 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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