Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 31 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33 -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 31 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 1 km depth

20 Mar 09:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
Mar 20 09:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 1.0 km.
Date & time: 20 Mar 2020 09:03:33 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-20 03:03:33
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.597°N / 95.254°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Martin Pajapan (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) WNW of Santiago Laollaga (pop: 2,550)
17 km (10 mi) WNW of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400)
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Jalapa (pop: 8,290)
30 km (19 mi) N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100)
31 km (19 mi) NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800)
47 km (29 mi) N of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600)
229 km (142 mi) W of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
517 km (321 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.61 km47 Km al norte de Salina Cruz, México (Mexico)INETER
M 4.810 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 4.810 kmOaxaca, MexicoEMSC
M 4.819 km11km W of Santa Maria Petapa, MexicoUSGS
M 5.429 km26 km al OESTE de CD IXTEPEC, OAX (Mexico)SSN

User reports for this quake (4)

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Oaxaca City (164.9 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up by bed swaying. (reported through our app)
huatulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
165.1 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : On second story of older brick building, felt very obvious shaking for about 5 to 7 seconds, estimate. Jay Mohler, barrio San Felipe del Agua, Oaxaca City. (reported through our app)
Dreams Huatulco / Weak shaking (MMI III)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 31 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2020-03-20 03:03:33

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (104 quakes):
  • 17 May 2020 07:58 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    50 km (31.1 mi) depth
    |
    2 km (1 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 May 2020 10:55 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    31 km (19.3 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 May 2020 22:06 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 19:31 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 17:21 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    74 km (46 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 10:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 09:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 09:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 May 2020 08:57 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 08:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 May 2020 07:57 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    70 km (43.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 May 2020 18:11 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 May 2020 10:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 May 2020 09:10 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 May 2020 18:16 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 May 2020 09:53 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 31 km northwest of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33
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