Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 95 km south of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 10:47 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 95 km south of Oaxaca, Mexico, on Friday, 24 January 2020 at 10:47 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 Jan 10:57 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.
Date & time: 24 Jan 2020 10:47:48 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.22°N / 96.87°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
17 km (10 mi) ENE of El Mirador (pop: 200)
22 km (13 mi) N of San José Llano Cieneguilla (pop: 972)
32 km (20 mi) WSW of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900)
37 km (23 mi) ENE of Santa Maria Tiltepec (pop: 2,160)
41 km (26 mi) SSW of Ejutla de Crespo (pop: 9,750)
45 km (28 mi) NNE of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900)
95 km (59 mi) S of Oaxaca City (pop: 255,000)
430 km (267 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.810 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 4.810 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
M 4.935 km21km WSW of San Vicente Coatlan, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (21)

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Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) : All four of woke up in a same time. Heard the rumble and the bed was shaking.
Bacocho, puerto escondido (45.4 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke us and lots of neighbours, could hear animals making noise
Puerto Escondido - La punta / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Escondido / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca de Juarez / not felt : Felt nothing in Colonia Volcanes.
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The quake woke me up. First a rumble then the shake. Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca
Puerto Escondido / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca de Juarez, Colonia Estrella (96.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Housemate and I were both awakened. All doors and windows rattled for maybe 15 seconds. Heard earthquake alarm from city center.
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
45.7 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was clearly felt in bed with it shaking and swaying. Other people in my hotel woke up and were outside talking about the earthquake waking them up.
San Jose Del Pacifico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woke up when it started. Was worried as we are staying in a cabana perched on the mountainside in San Jose Del Pacifico
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV)
195.1 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad de México (440.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Movimiento de objetos colgantes (reported through our app)
Oaxaca de Juárez (94.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Oaxaca de Juarez- Colonia Reforma / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 96 km N of epicenter) : Woke us up in Oaxaca city (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Huatulco (Mexico, 69 km SE of epicenter) : Woke us up. 3rd floor condo in Playa Chahue (reported through EMSC)
Santa María Colotepec (Mexico, 45 km SW of epicenter) : Building shook Puerto escondido (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico, 44 km SW of epicenter) : Good shake woke up from sleep. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro Mixtepec - Distr 22 - (Mexico, 35 km SW of epicenter) : 2 shocks linked by a light sway lasting approx 5 seconds. (reported through EMSC)
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