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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 1:35 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 1:35 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 44 km south of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 1:35 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 41 km depth

1 Mar 19:38 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 3 minutes.
1 Mar 19:42: Now using data updates from GFZ
1 Mar 19:56: Now using data updates from USGS
1 Mar 20:35: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Tue, 1 Mar 2022, 19:51
Significant earthquake of magnitude 5.1 just reported 79 km southeast of Oaxaca, Mexico
5.1 quake 79 km southeast of Oaxaca, Mexico, Mar 1, 2022 1:35 pm (GMT -6)
5.1 quake 79 km southeast of Oaxaca, Mexico, Mar 1, 2022 1:35 pm (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported around noon near Oaxaca, Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico.
According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), the quake hit on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022, at 1:35 pm local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake, which listed it as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.4, and France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 5.2.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Santa Maria Zoquitlan (pop. 1,700) located 11 km from the epicenter, San Cristobal (pop. 4,100) 25 km away, and Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (pop. 23,900) 39 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ocotlan de Morelos (pop. 15,000) located 54 km from the epicenter, San Antonio de la Cal (pop. 20,200) 75 km away, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan (pop. 67,100) 77 km away, Oaxaca (pop. 255,000) 79 km away, Crucecita (pop. 15,100) 83 km away, and Santa Maria Azompa (pop. 21,800) 86 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 1, 2022 19:35:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Mar 1, 2022 at 1:35 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.2
Depth41.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.94°N / 96.61°W (San Agustin Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico)
Antipode15.94°S / 83.39°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt128 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (5 mi) S of San Augustin (pop: 2,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) W of Candelaria Loxicha (pop: 2,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
27 km (16 mi) NW of San Pedro Pochutla (pop: 13,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
33 km (21 mi) WNW of Huatulco (pop: 7,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz (Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz) (pop: 23,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
51 km (31 mi) E of Puerto Escondido (pop: 25,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) WNW of Crucecita (pop: 15,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) S of Ocotlan de Morelos (pop: 15,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
126 km (78 mi) S of Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
471 km (293 mi) SE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 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
5.241 kmMexico: 26 Km Al NOROESTE De S PEDRO POCHUTLA, OAXSSN
5.310 kmMexico: Near OaxacaRENASS
5.340 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC
5.343 kmOaxaca, MexicoRaspberryShake
5.252 kmOaxaca, MexicoGFZ
5.418 kmMexico: 56 Km Al Norte De Puerto Ángel, MéxicoINETER
5.343 km3 Km S of San Francisco Logueche, MexicoUSGS
5.259 kmOaxaca, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (134)

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Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (51.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lying in bed.. house shook left and right, similar to railqay traffic. . Then one big jolt.. bed frame slid on floor | 5 users found this interesting.  
Oaxaca (123.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : In RV Park the RV rocked for 10 seconds. Could feel the movement of the ground while sitting outside. | 3 users found this interesting.  
La crucecita, Huatulco (54.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : 2nd story of concrete house. Felt floor jump several times like big thump with smaller shaking during and after | 2 users found this interesting.  
Mazunte (32.3 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Sit on my bad, I felt lateral shakes. My boyfriend in the terrace the same. No heavy tracks or traffic around us | 2 users found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca (46.8 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Because it’s started to sound like a truck was passing over in the street and suddenly windows started to shake and the water in the bottles started to go from one side to the other | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido (51.4 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Sitting on outdoor patio. Building started shaking. We do not experience these back in Canada so it was a bit scary for us. | One user found this interesting.  
Bacocho, Puerto Escondido (51.1 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 15-20 s : It felt pretty strong. We have lived here for two years and it's the strongest so far. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Huatulco Crucecita Oaxaca (54.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Lasted about 5 seconds vases rattled but not fall over. Light shaking then shaking increased the subsided  
orizaba (326.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short : pequeño mareo | One user found this interesting.  
Cuichapa, Veracruz (316 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / several minutes : El agua se movía el agua | One user found this interesting.  
la crucecita mexico (53.1 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : rattling of windows and shaking of walls. short but intense. loud rumbling noise | One user found this interesting.  
Puerto Escondido fracciamente Bacocho / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : THIS QUAKE HAPPENED AT 12:34 pm puerto time. NOT 1:34 as reported. I texted my husband about it so I have record! He felt it after I texted him. I was in Baccocho and he was in centro at the time  
Puerto Escondido fracciamente Bacocho / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : THIS QUAKE HAPPENED AT 12:34 pm puerto time. NOT 1:34 as reported. I texted my husband about it so I have record! He felt it after I texted him. I was in Baccocho and he was in centro at the time  
Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : I was sitting on an outside terrace and suddenly everything was moving side to side. Only lasted about 15 seconds but felt quite strong.  
Puerto Escondido, at the Zicatela Mercado / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : W A group of seven women were having lunch at De Marco restaurant at the Zicatela Mercado. We heard a loud sound like a tractor trailer truck on the highway and a series of heavy shakes. We were outside on a deep cement patio and folks started running out  
Puerto Escondido / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 15-20 s : Horizontal rolling. Started softly (5-10 seconds), then intensified to be very large and got much faster (10 seconds). Then reduced a shock faster but softer (5-10 seconds) Vertical vibrations, light and not too distinct. Horizontal movement the most domi  
Puerto Escondido oxaca in the hospital / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Feeding my husband in the hospital floor shook noise rattling 5 to 10 seconds. Surprised and concerned. Time - 1:36  
en San Antonio de la Cal, Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 30-60 s : me agarro de sorpresa, se empezó a mover mi cama, sonaban las ventanas,sentia el piso moverse de un lado a otro  
Puerto Escondido oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Temblor de luz, se mi ieron los muebles, se fue la luz momentáneamente, un fuerte estruendo que pareciera venia del mar, movimiento en los cables de electricidad al momento no se han presentado crisis o similares  
Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : My wife and I were in our house. We heard a deep rumbling, felt at least one vertical wave pass underfoot, shaking the house but not causing anything to fall. We haven't checked for damage yet.  
Asuncion, Oaxaca (90 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Puebla (382.9 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : At office little movements  
PACHUCA, HGO (511 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Puerto Escondido (50.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Mazunte (31.3 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s
Puerto Escondido (50 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : En el Controller de PE  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (50.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Leichtes horizontales Schütteln während ca. 6 Sekunden  
Oaxaca (125.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Bed and drawers were shaking/vibrating for a few seconds  
Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca (49.7 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Rumbling sound then horizontal shaking for a couple of seconds.  
Ilopango, San Salvador (848 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
tehuacan, puebla, mexico (292.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Apr 7, 2022 08:48
11 weeks ago
4.2

49 km
48 km E of Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 20, 2022 03:30
14 weeks ago
4.1

18 km
37 km S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 11, 2022 07:20
15 weeks ago
3.8

16 km
36 km S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2022 21:33
16 weeks ago
3.7

45 km
31 km E of Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 2, 2022 19:47
17 weeks ago
4.0

41 km
39 km S of Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Mar 1, 2022 20:20
17 weeks ago
3.7

17 km
43 km E of Puerto Escondido, San Pedro Mixtepec -Dto. 22 -, Oaxaca, MexicoMore

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