Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Chivela, 4.4 km southwest of Chivela, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 02:07 (GMT) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - Chivela, 4.4 km southwest of Chivela, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 17 January 2020 at 02:07 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

17 Jan 02:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 17 Jan 2020 02:07:21 UTC -
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.69°N / 95.03°W (Chivela, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (206 km / 128 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (3 mi) NNW of Mena (pop: 221) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) NNE of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> See nearby quakes!
18 km (11 mi) NNW of La Ventosa (pop: 4,880) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) S of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) N of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) NW of Union Hidalgo (Unión Hidalgo) (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
46 km (29 mi) NNE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
60 km (37 mi) NNE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) ESE of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
530 km (329 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.010 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.340 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
M 5.033 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.327 km18km ENE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (11)

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La Crucecita / Weak shaking (MMI III) : I’m on the second floor of the condominium sitting in my living room when the earthquake happened. We felt the building shake and sway very moderately for about five seconds.
182.1 km W of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tangolunda bay, Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) : 2 periods of rocking, about 2min apart. each lasted 10-15 sec.
Huatulco (154.7 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Side movements. Glass sliding door wobble.
190.9 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bahias du Huatulco / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México. (64.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Se sintió un ligero movimiento poco más tres segundos (reported through our app)
Ciudad de México (538.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Movimiento moderado de objetos colgantes (reported through our app)
Puebla (Mexico, 434 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió débil en Puebla (reported through EMSC)
Salina Cruz (Mexico, 61 km SW of epicenter) : Estuvo fuerte estoy harta de las detonaciones que provocan los sismos (reported through EMSC)
Juchitán de Zaragoza (Mexico, 31 km S of epicenter) : Se sintió muy fuerte trepidatorio con caída de objetos (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (12 quakes):
  • 16 Mar 2020 20:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 Mar 2020 19:38 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    83 km (51.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 Mar 2020 13:26 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 08:12 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 08:04 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Mar 2020 07:50 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    3 km (1.9 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 15 Feb 2020 22:24 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (2 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Feb 2020 22:49 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Feb 2020 09:53 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 Jan 2020 21:25 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 18 Jan 2020 09:06 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 17 Jan 2020 02:11 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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