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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Oaxaca, 8.4 km south of Agua Fria Nazareno, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on 2020-03-11 00:43:44

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Oaxaca, 8.4 km south of Agua Fria Nazareno, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on 2020-03-11 00:43:44 Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Oaxaca, 8.4 km south of Agua Fria Nazareno, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, Mexico, on 2020-03-11 00:43:44

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 33 km depth

11 Mar 06:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 12 minutes.
Mar 11 07:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.1.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 16.0 to 33.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 11, 2020 06:43:44 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-11 00:43:44
Magnitude: 5.1
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.561°N / 95.469°W (El Cedral, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.561°S / 84.531°E
Nearest volcano: San Martín (120 km / 75 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km (9 mi) NW of San Felipe Cihualtepec (pop: 2,100) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (33 mi) S of Isla (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 26,300) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SW of Acayucan (Veracruz) (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SE of Loma Bonita (pop: 31,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) NNW of Matias Romero Avendaño (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) SE of Tuxtepec (pop: 101,800) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) WSW of Jaltipan de Morelos (Veracruz) (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) ENE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> See nearby quakes!
194 km (120 mi) SSE of Veracruz (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 428,300) --> See nearby quakes!
438 km (272 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 2.8 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.
5.133 km145 Km al noreste de Oaxaca, México (Mexico)INETER
4.946 km54 km al SUROESTE de J RODRIGUEZ CLARA, VER (Mexico)SSN
4.536 km44km SE of Playa Vicente, MexicoUSGS
4.550 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
4.552 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ

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Mexico (433.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mexico (433.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mexico (433.6 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Tomball (446.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
12831 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oaxaca (Mexico, 149 km SW of epicenter) : I was awakened from sleep to the house trembling for a matter of seconds (reported through EMSC)  
Cuautlancingo (Mexico, 341 km NW of epicenter) : No sé sitio en Puebla zona de parque Finsa (reported through EMSC)  
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (5 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Apr 12, 2020 16:14
2 years ago

124 km
11 km S of Zapotitancillo de Juarez, Santiago Yaveo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 11, 2020 09:34
2 years ago

7 km
41 km S of Isla, Veracruz, MexicoMore
Mar 17, 2020 19:43
2 years ago

51 km
24 km N of San Juan Otzolotepec, San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 2020 16:27
2 years ago

44 km
52 km S of Isla, Veracruz, MexicoMore
Mar 11, 2020 06:54
2 years ago

45 km
40 km SE of Venustiano Carranza, Playa Vicente, Veracruz, MexicoMore

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