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Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 43 km depth

16 Jan 23:33 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
16 Jan 23:40: Now using data updates from GFZ
16 Jan 23:53: Now using data updates from USGS
16 Jan 23:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: Jan 16, 2022 23:31:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:31 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 5.4
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.73°N / 95.82°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.73°S / 84.18°E
Nearby towns and cities:
541 km (336 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 61%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from NE
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.443 kmMexico: 34 Km Al ESTE De CRUCECITA, OAXSSN
5.356 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
5.636 kmMexico: 57 Km Al Oeste De Salina Cruz, MéxicoINETER
5.233 kmOaxaca, MexicoRaspberryShake
5.233 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.335 km2 Km WNW of San Pedro Huamelula, MexicoUSGS
5.377 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu

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Huatulco (33.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s : We are outdoors on the beach and can feel the ground startle and shake. Was sitting and can feel the ground shake right under my feet . The ground shook for about 10seconds nonstop. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Oaxaca (177.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 2-5 s : Around 5:30 pm,sitting on edge of bed with both feet on ground. Felt 2 brief "rolls" under my feet that radiated up to the bed and my body. The bed did not move. No rattling of anything on desk.  
Santa cruz mexico (33.9 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 15-20 s : Santa Cruz Bahia Huatulco, mx 3rd floor of condo on balcony A ramble started and lasted 15-25 sec medium level impact everything was shaking.  
Jaltenango de la Paz (330.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I was lying down on the bed and Il felt or was suddenly moving. And then I watch m'y bottle of water ans water was Moving as well  
Crucecita, Oaxaca mexico (32.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : More intense than I've felt before... | One user found this interesting.  
San Francisco San Pedro Pochutla oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Just deep rumble like a semi truck passed but we live on a culde sac in the mountains so no semis. Then it was done. I believe it was light on the shaking  
Huatulco, Oaxaca / Strong shaking (MMI VI) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : Strong shaking while standing in doorway. Probably a long 5 seconds or more. Noticed cracked plaster in the hallways afterwards. (Staying on the 2nd/3rd level of a resort condo).  
Santa Crruz Huatulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex rolling (tilting in multiple directions) / 5-10 s : In shower on top floor od 4 floor building. Heard loud rumble and building shook and moved for several seconds. Thought shower glass was going to break - luckily no damage.  
Sector H Tres, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca (36.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : LaCrucecita  
Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca (31.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Building shaking  
Huatulco (26 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
oaxaca, mexico (163.4 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : sleeping  
Mazunte, Oaxaca, Mexico (79.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short : I was lying on a bed and it felt side to side.  
Zipolite mexico (75.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Sitting on balcony in a plastic chair ...everything under me was moving back and forth  
Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca (33.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s
Santa Cruz Huatulco (33.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Furniture shook in hotel room  
Puerto Angel, San Pedro Pochutla, Oaxaca Mexico (70.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s
Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca (33.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : intense quick horizontal shaking. no damage  
Salina Cruz Oaxaca (83.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Oaxaca de Juárez (175.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : En cama y se empezó a mover bruscamente  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (134.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Escond (131.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : We were on the beach, our beds started shaking out of the blue  
Santiago Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca (144.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Fast and little strong  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (135.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : Rocking and swaying in my livingroom  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (134.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Puerto escondido (130.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Crucecita, Santa María Huatulco, Oaxaca (34.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : In hotel room. Whole building began to shake.  
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
Dreams hotel beach / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Standing on a big rock at the beach. Felt like a subway train travelling high speed beneath us.  
Puerto escondido. Aribnb Home / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Was sitting in the garden, a pool in front of me. I felt the earthquake & saw the pool wall wiping  
Puerto Escondido / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (15 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 15, 2022 05:37
9 weeks ago
3.7

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 67 km SW of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 4, 2022 10:23
10 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 2022 18:19
11 weeks ago
3.9

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 23 km E of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 28, 2022 08:17
11 weeks ago
3.9

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 36 km E of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2022 09:09
13 weeks ago - felt
3.9

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 19 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2022 09:07
13 weeks ago
3.9

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 17 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2022 07:39
13 weeks ago
3.8

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 14 km S of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2022 07:01
13 weeks ago - felt
4.2

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 19 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 16, 2022 17:31
13 weeks ago
4.2

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 45 km E of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 9, 2022 08:58
14 weeks ago
3.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 41 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 31, 2022 06:22
15 weeks ago
3.6

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km SE of Crucecita, Santa Maria Huatulco, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 27, 2022 22:31
16 weeks ago
3.8

9 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Jan 26, 2022 22:27
16 weeks ago
3.7

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Jan 19, 2022 06:53
17 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Jan 17, 2022 14:19
17 weeks ago
3.9

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore

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