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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm (GMT -6) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, Mexico, on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

20 Jan 19:16 UTC: First to report: RaspberryShake after 7 minutes.
20 Jan 19:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.8. Epicenter location corrected by 5.8 km (3.6 mi) towards SSW.
20 Jan 19:26: Now using data updates from USGS
20 Jan 19:42: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 20, 2022 19:09:07 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Jan 20, 2022 at 1:09 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.37°N / 95.09°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode15.37°S / 84.91°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities622 km (387 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 25.1°C (77 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NNW
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.016 kmMexico: 90 Km Al SUR De SALINA CRUZ, OAXSSN
4.723 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.030 kmOFFSHORE OAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
5.28 kmMexico: 60 Km Al Sureste De Salina Cruz, MéxicoINETER
5.010 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoRaspberryShake
5.010 km45 Km S of San Mateo Del Mar, MexicoUSGS
5.049 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 853 km / 530 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (3)

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San Vicente (701 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
benito juárez / not felt : No lo senti (reported through our app)  
La Crucecita / not felt

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Mar 17, 2022 06:51
45 weeks ago
4.0

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2022 21:39
47 weeks ago
3.8

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 25, 2022 07:42
48 weeks ago
3.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 17, 2022 07:12
49 weeks ago - felt
4.4

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 83 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 14, 2022 10:38
50 weeks ago
3.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 11, 2022 17:55
50 weeks ago
3.7

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 10, 2022 08:53
50 weeks ago
3.6

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 5, 2022 10:08
51 weeks ago
3.6

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Feb 3, 2022 08:35
51 weeks ago
4.0

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km S of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Jan 24, 2022 08:11
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore
Jan 21, 2022 07:12
1 year 1 weeks ago
3.7

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, MexicoMore

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