Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 at 12:50 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 at 12:50 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake at 83 km depth

Date & time: 12 Feb 2008 12:50:18 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 83.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.357°N / 94.304°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) E of Yerba Santa (Santo Domingo Zanatepec) (pop: 706)
12 km (7 mi) W of San Pedro Tapanatepec (pop: 7,210)
15 km (9 mi) SSE of Santo Domingo Zanatepec (pop: 7,030)
18 km (11 mi) NNW of Pesqueria Rancho Salinas (San Pedro Tapanatepec) (pop: 593)
19 km (12 mi) E of San Francisco Ixhuatan (pop: 5,410)
33 km (21 mi) E of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800)
135 km (84 mi) WSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
614 km (382 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1014 joules (98.6 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 84802 tons of TNT or 5.3 atomic bombs!) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 6.583 kmOaxaca, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks of the 6.5 quake Oaxaca, Mexico, 12 February 12:50 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 03 Jul 2008 18:21 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    42 km (26.1 mi) depth
    |
    63 km (39 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Jun 2008 01:32 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    132.1 km (82.1 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 February 2008 at 12:50 (GMT)
    Hint: Click on Date/Time to show latest first
  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 19 Sep 1985 13:17
    | 8.0 |
    28km / 17mi
    |
    35 years ago
    |
    897km / 558mi
    | Michoacan, Mexico
  • 17 Jun 1928 03:19
    | 7.9 |
    20km / 12.4mi
    |
    93 years ago
    |
    244km / 152mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 15 Apr 1907 06:08
    | 7.8 |
    30km / 19mi
    |
    114 years ago
    |
    321km / 199mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    145km / 90mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 13 Jan 2001 17:33
    | 7.7 |
    60km / 37mi
    |
    20 years ago
    |
    710km / 441mi
    | Offshore El Salvador
  • 02 Sep 1992 00:16
    | 7.7 |
    45km / 28mi
    |
    28 years ago
    |
    910km / 565mi
    | Near the Coast of Nicaragua
  • 29 Nov 1978 19:52
    | 7.7 |
    18km / 11.2mi
    |
    42 years ago
    |
    247km / 154mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 06 Aug 1942 23:37
    | 7.7 |
    35km / 22mi
    |
    78 years ago
    |
    439km / 273mi
    | Offshore Guatemala
  • 14 Jan 1903 01:47
    | 7.7 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    424km / 263mi
    | Off the Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 21 Sep 1985 01:37
    | 7.6 |
    31km / 19mi
    |
    35 years ago
    |
    797km / 495mi
    | Guerrero, Mexico
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