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Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 5.2 km west of Santiago, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 5.2 km west of Santiago, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33 Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - 5.2 km west of Santiago, Oaxaca, Mexico, on 2020-03-20 03:03:33

Strong 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 20, 2020 09:03:33 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-03-20 03:03:33
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.6
Depth1.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.597°N / 95.254°W (Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode16.597°S / 84.746°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoSan Martin Pajapan (179 km / 111 mi)
Nearby towns and cities5 km (3 mi) WNW of Santiago (pop: 2,550) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (10 mi) WNW of Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (16 mi) ENE of Jalapa (pop: 8,290) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) N of San Blas Atempa (pop: 12,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) SW of Matias Romero Avendaño (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) N of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
165 km (102 mi) ESE of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
517 km (321 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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

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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)
Santa Maria, Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca (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

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (104 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 17, 2020 07:58
2 years ago
3.6

50 km
5.7 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 16, 2020 10:55
2 years ago
3.4

31 km
7 km SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 15, 2020 22:06
2 years ago
3.8

47 km
20 km N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 19:31
2 years ago
3.6

30 km
2.2 km E of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 17:21
2 years ago
3.6

74 km
2.1 km E of Nizavighana, Santa Maria Guienagati, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 10:16
2 years ago
3.9

70 km
3.2 km NW of Guichixu, Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 09:43
2 years ago
4.2

68 km
50 km NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 09:16
2 years ago
3.9

70 km
3.2 km NW of Guichixu, Santiago Laollaga, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 08:57
2 years ago
4.1

70 km
1.5 km SW of Nizavighana, Santa Maria Guienagati, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 08:43
2 years ago
4.2

68 km
50 km NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 13, 2020 07:57
2 years ago
4.1

70 km
1.5 km SW of Nizavighana, Santa Maria Guienagati, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 12, 2020 18:11
2 years ago
3.8

42 km
12 km NE of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 12, 2020 10:10
2 years ago
4.0

10 km
6.1 km N of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 12, 2020 09:10
2 years ago
4.0

10 km
6.1 km N of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 11, 2020 18:16
2 years ago
3.5

16 km
8.9 km E of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 11, 2020 09:53
2 years ago
3.6

27 km
9.5 km E of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 10, 2020 08:07
2 years ago
3.7

16 km
10.4 km E of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 9, 2020 05:32
2 years ago
3.6

38 km
19 km NW of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 8, 2020 19:28
2 years ago
3.5

105 km
8.7 km W of Santa Maria Petapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 20:20
2 years ago
3.8

24 km
5.1 km SW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 19:33
2 years ago
3.7

40 km
2.2 km E of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 19:20
2 years ago
3.8

24 km
5.1 km SW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 18:33
2 years ago
3.7

40 km
2.2 km E of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 01:24
2 years ago
4.1

2 km
1.5 km N of El Morrito, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 6, 2020 00:24
2 years ago
4.1

2 km
1.5 km N of El Morrito, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 4, 2020 21:10
2 years ago
3.9

103 km
1.7 km N of La Haciendita, El Barrio de la Soledad, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 4, 2020 20:10
2 years ago
3.9

103 km
1.7 km N of La Haciendita, El Barrio de la Soledad, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 4, 2020 19:43
2 years ago
3.8

21 km
5.9 km SW of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 4, 2020 18:43
2 years ago
3.8

21 km
5.9 km SW of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 4, 2020 06:03
2 years ago
3.9

109 km
3.1 km NW of Cieneguilla, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 3, 2020 08:50
2 years ago
3.7

102 km
1.8 km NE of Santa Rosa, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 19:51
2 years ago
3.4

61 km
20 km N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 08:01
2 years ago
3.7

16 km
8 km SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 06:36
2 years ago
3.4

14 km
2 km NW of Santiago Ixtaltepec, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 05:40
2 years ago
3.5

16 km
0.8 km NE of Rancho el Llano, San Blas Atempa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 30, 2020 09:47
2 years ago
4.0

18 km
15 km N of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 28, 2020 19:40
2 years ago
3.8

77 km
6.7 km NE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 27, 2020 07:53
2 years ago
3.7

15 km
2.1 km SW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 26, 2020 18:10
2 years ago
3.8

12 km
2.8 km N of San Cristobal, Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 26, 2020 10:40
2 years ago
3.9

10 km
5.2 km SW of Comitancillo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 26, 2020 09:40
2 years ago
3.9

10 km
5.2 km SW of Comitancillo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 25, 2020 22:45
2 years ago
4.2

50 km
8.3 km E of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 25, 2020 21:45
2 years ago
4.2

50 km
8.3 km E of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 22, 2020 21:51
2 years ago
3.7

87 km
16 km NW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 20, 2020 18:42
2 years ago
3.7

21 km
7.6 km S of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 20, 2020 12:56
2 years ago
4.2

62 km
13 km N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 20, 2020 11:56
2 years ago
4.2

62 km
13 km N of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 09:43
2 years ago
3.4

13 km
5.1 km SW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 09:35
2 years ago
3.2

14 km
5.1 km NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 09:32
2 years ago
3.3

8 km
5.1 km SW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 09:22
2 years ago
4.3

70 km
7.9 km E of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 08:43
2 years ago
3.4

13 km
5.1 km SW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 08:32
2 years ago
3.3

8 km
5.1 km SW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 19, 2020 08:22
2 years ago
4.3

70 km
7.9 km E of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 18, 2020 18:11
2 years ago
3.7

54 km
2.9 km SW of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 18, 2020 13:39
2 years ago
4.0

109 km
3.1 km NW of Cieneguilla, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 18, 2020 07:46
2 years ago
3.5

2 km
5.4 km NW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 18, 2020 06:46
2 years ago
3.5

2 km
5.4 km NW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 17, 2020 06:05
2 years ago
3.4

15 km
1.7 km S of El Mezquite, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 16, 2020 22:48
2 years ago
3.2

10 km
9 km W of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 18:30
2 years ago
3.8

28 km
11 km E of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 2020 18:22
2 years ago
3.3

49 km
6.9 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 2020 10:13
2 years ago
3.5

72 km
2.7 km S of Magdalena Tlacotepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 2020 09:13
2 years ago
3.5

72 km
2.7 km S of Magdalena Tlacotepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 11, 2020 07:27
2 years ago
4.0

93 km
4.8 km S of Peña Blanca, Santa Maria Guienagati, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 7, 2020 22:59
2 years ago
3.9

53 km
10.2 km S of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 6, 2020 10:44
2 years ago
3.9

99 km
4.1 km NW of Chahuites, Santo Domingo Petapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 6, 2020 09:44
2 years ago
3.9

99 km
4.1 km NW of Chahuites, Santo Domingo Petapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 6, 2020 08:17
2 years ago
3.6

56 km
1.6 km SW of Lachiburra, Guevea de Humboldt, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 6, 2020 07:17
2 years ago
3.6

56 km
1.6 km SW of Lachiburra, Guevea de Humboldt, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 5, 2020 20:45
2 years ago
3.8

27 km
15 km W of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 5, 2020 20:32
2 years ago
3.5

17 km
2.9 km NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 5, 2020 19:45
2 years ago
3.8

27 km
15 km W of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 5, 2020 19:32
2 years ago
3.5

17 km
2.9 km NW of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 2020 21:51
2 years ago
3.7

48 km
7.9 km W of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 3, 2020 20:28
2 years ago
3.7

64 km
2.8 km S of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 3, 2020 10:15
2 years ago
3.6

28 km
4 km W of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 2, 2020 20:52
2 years ago
3.4

15 km
7.5 km SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 1, 2020 16:57
2 years ago
3.7

91 km
5.9 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Apr 1, 2020 04:59
2 years ago
4.1

70 km
14 km NW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 31, 2020 22:52
2 years ago
4.1

15 km
2.2 km NE of Magdalena Tlacotepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 31, 2020 06:48
2 years ago
3.7

22 km
1.5 km S of Asuncion, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 29, 2020 22:44
2 years ago
3.4

4 km
4.5 km SW of Ixtepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 29, 2020 09:28
2 years ago
3.8

75 km
19 km N of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 29, 2020 07:52
2 years ago
3.8

9 km
3.1 km NE of San Cristobal, Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 28, 2020 09:14
2 years ago
4.2

102 km
4.9 km NW of Santa Maria Petapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2020 10:59
2 years ago
3.6

22 km
4.4 km W of Asuncion, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2020 07:21
2 years ago
3.6

52 km
18 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 26, 2020 09:39
2 years ago
3.4

31 km
8.5 km S of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 26, 2020 09:26
2 years ago
3.6

104 km
2.7 km S of Chivela, Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 22, 2020 19:22
2 years ago
3.8

9 km
4 km SW of Asuncion, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 22, 2020 17:38
2 years ago
3.5

9 km
17 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 21, 2020 22:47
2 years ago
3.6

21 km
17 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 21, 2020 19:16
2 years ago
3.5

24 km
8.2 km SE of Santa Maria Jalapa del Marqués, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 20:16
2 years ago
3.8

29 km
3.8 km W of Comitancillo, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 19:38
2 years ago
3.9

13 km
15 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 18:55
2 years ago
3.6

39 km
11 km W of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 12:28
2 years ago
4.0

31 km
18 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 10:55
2 years ago
3.6

25 km
17 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 10:32
2 years ago
4.1

30 km
15 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 09:40
2 years ago
3.7

16 km
15 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 09:23
2 years ago
4.3

34 km
18 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 09:15
2 years ago
3.5

42 km
4.4 km SW of Santiago, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2020 09:07
2 years ago
4.0

4 km
17 km NE of Jalapa, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
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