Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 22 km west of Jolalpan, Puebla, Mexico, on Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:19 (America/Mexico_City)

Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake  - 22 km west of Jolalpan, Puebla, Mexico, on Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:19 (America/Mexico_City)

Moderate magnitude 5.8 earthquake at 54 km depth

16 Jun 05:35 UTC: First to report: USGS after 17 minutes.
Date & time: 16 Jun 2013 05:19:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:19 (America/Mexico_City)
Magnitude: 5.8
Depth: 53.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.3278°N / 99.0513°W (Jolalpan, Puebla, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Chichinautzin (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
22 km (14 mi) W of Jolalpan (pop: 7,020) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) E of Ciudad de Huitzuco (Huitzuco, Guerrero) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SSE of Jojutla (Morelos) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Tlaquiltenango (Morelos) (pop: 18,300) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Axochiapan (Morelos) (pop: 17,500) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) E of Iguala de la Independencia (Guerrero) (pop: 118,500) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SSW of Cuautla (Morelos) (pop: 154,400) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSE of Temixco (Morelos) (pop: 97,800) --> See nearby quakes!
114 km (71 mi) S of Ixtapalapa (Mexico City) (pop: 1,815,800) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (76 mi) S of Mexiko (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 3.2 x 1013 joules (8.78 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7558 tons of TNT or 0.5 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.854 km22km W of Jolalpan, MexicoUSGS
M 5.954 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 5.854 kmW of Jolalpan, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.860 km30 km al SURESTE de CD DE HUITZUCO, GROSSN

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User reports for this quake (22)

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mexico city / Severe shaking (MMI VIII) : Slow, moderate build up then it hit like a slap. Strongest/scariest in a while.
Mexico-city / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : It felt much stronger that 6.0, in fact it felt stronger than the one of 7.5 we hat about ayear ago (or more ?). It seema that the frequency of earthquakes is increasing - last one 2 months ago, there were about 5 strong ones in the last 18 months, but this one is the one that we felt most strongly in Mexico-City, also it seems there were no big damages. We were really afraid and thought we might not manage to get out.
Mexico City (117.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Mexico City (Mexico, 119 km NW of epicenter) : Most earthquakes I have experienced begin with a feeling of dizziness before I realize that it is an earthquake. This one began with an unmistakeable jolt that lasted a few seconds. After a momentary calm, the movement began again, more of a rolling, which seemed to go on for perhaps thirty seconds. Our neighborhood lost power for several hours, but was later restored. There appears to have been no damage. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 119 km NW of epicenter) : after few seconds of feeling and hearing the quake (first floor in a building of 14) I kind of felt a jerking movement that intensified the feeling and noise. Went to the floor! to the side of bed. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : I'm renting a long-term stay apartment. I'm on the 12th floor. The earthquake hit and the whole building began to sway back and forth...strongly. It was hard to stay upright. Had to hold on. (reported through EMSC)
Autlán (Mexico, 586 km W of epicenter) : Fue apenas perceptible aquí en la zona sur de Jalisco, estaba sentado y sentí como se movía la silla, mi hermano estaba bajando las escaleras y sintió el balanceo, ademas de el sismo, hay una lluvia con relámpagos y fuertes vientos. (reported through EMSC)
Tlalnepantla de Baz (Mexico, 117 km NW of epicenter) : I have lived here for 4 years, 4 months, and this is the first time I have felt an earthquake here. Even when DF has been evacuated, or my husband has felt them at work in Satelite, I never knew they had happened until seeing news afterwards. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it was stronger than 5.8. I felt two strong movements and a big vibration (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : Vivo al sur de la ciudad, en la zona de pedregales (basalto), y se sintió más fuerte de lo normal. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : I was asleep when I woke up feeling the building shaking for a minute or so. It was a little scary. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 106 km NW of epicenter) : Felt like somebody kicked the bed (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 100 km NE of epicenter) : Woke up because i felt slight movement of hotelroom (6th floor) like heavy storm or so. Checked Google for earthquakes... maybe it's this earthquake. (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 100 km NE of epicenter) : It felt stronger than 5.8 (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 100 km NE of epicenter) : La tierra rugio (reported through EMSC)
Puebla (Mexico, 100 km NE of epicenter) : Fue muy rápido 10 segundos aproximadamente E intenso (reported through EMSC)
Chalco de Díaz Covarrubias (Mexico, 86 km N of epicenter) : Regularmente en la zona en donde sentí el temblor no es común que se perciban los temblores,sin embargo en esta ocasión se sintió muy fuerte y duro al menos de dos a tres minutos (reported through EMSC)
Cuernavaca (Mexico, 57 km NW of epicenter) : Strong bit everything ok I think (reported through EMSC)
Ixtaczoquitlán (Mexico, 202 km E of epicenter) : Fue fuerte; mi familia y yo salimos hacia afuera; duró como 1 a 2 minutos. (reported through EMSC)
Mexico City (Mexico, 104 km NW of epicenter) : Had trouble walking around the house during the earthquake (reported through EMSC)
San Miguel Ajusco (Mexico, 82 km NW of epicenter) : I feeled like a rumbling wave through the earth (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.8 quake 22 km west of Jolalpan, Puebla, Mexico, Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:19 (America/Mexico_City)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 08 Aug 2013 12:59 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Aug 2013 19:24 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    41 km (25.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Jun 2013 21:19 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    60.3 km (37.5 mi) depth
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 21 Jun 2013 09:41 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    46 km (29 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 Jun 2013 12:51 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    47 km (29.2 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 17:25 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    39 km (24.2 mi) depth
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 06:16 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Jun 2013 06:03 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.8 earthquake - 22 km west of Jolalpan, Puebla, Mexico, on Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:19 (America/Mexico_City)
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