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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - 24 km southwest of Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Oct 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 16 km depth

14 Oct 23:34 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 7 minutes.
14 Oct 23:37: Now using data updates from EMSC
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15 Oct 00:14: Magnitude recalculated from 4.5 to 5.0.

Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 14, 2022 23:28:02 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Oct 14, 2022 at 6:28 pm (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.51°N / 98.53°W (Igualapa, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode16.51°S / 81.47°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt5 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) S of El Pitahayo (pop: 1,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) N of San Nicolas (pop: 3,270) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) WNW of Cuajinicuilapa (pop: 10,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
17 km (11 mi) SE of Juchitan (pop: 3,350) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Ometepec (pop: 24,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) WNW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (Oaxaca) (pop: 29,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
155 km (97 mi) SE of Chilpancingo de los Bravo (pop: 187,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
331 km (205 mi) SSE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeLight Rain 26.4°C (80 F), humidity: 89%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from SW
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: 23 Km Al SUROESTE De OMETEPEC, GROSSN
4.610 kmNear Coast of Guerrero, MexicoGFZ
4.935 kmNear Coast of Guerrero, MexicoRaspberryShake
4.940 kmGUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC
4.935 km2 Km SE of Chacalapa, MexicoUSGS

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico (TEIG/IU network) | Distance from quake: 1158 km / 719 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tepich, Yucatan, Mexico: 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 (5)

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Cuidad Mexico (323.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Ometepec guerrero (23.1 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 5-10 s : En la sala  
Oaxaca / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
Zihuatanejo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Ciudad de México / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Ligero movimiento de objetos colgantes se percibió muy poco (reported through our app)  

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (25 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Dec 13, 2022 09:34
7 weeks ago
3.6

12 km
27 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Dec 13, 2022 09:03
7 weeks ago
3.1

23 km
23 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Dec 12, 2022 21:01
7 weeks ago
2.9

8.9 km
17 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 30, 2022 17:39
9 weeks ago
3.6

11 km
34 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 26, 2022 09:55
9 weeks ago
3.5

5 km
15 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 25, 2022 21:48
9 weeks ago
3.4

8 km
18 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 20, 2022 07:06
10 weeks ago
3.8

28 km
25 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 15, 2022 20:36
11 weeks ago
3.2

16 km
37 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 12, 2022 09:43
11 weeks ago
3.2

9 km
18 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 10, 2022 19:13
12 weeks ago
3.8

10 km
27 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 10, 2022 17:19
12 weeks ago
3.6

2 km
13 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 10, 2022 10:55
12 weeks ago
3.2

19 km
20 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 7, 2022 19:53
12 weeks ago
3.2

5 km
35 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 5, 2022 20:32
12 weeks ago
3.7

18 km
29 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 5, 2022 09:30
12 weeks ago
3.5

46 km
16 km W of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Nov 3, 2022 10:39
13 weeks ago
3.4

1 km
40 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 30, 2022 05:51
13 weeks ago
3.4

5 km
Oaxaca, 25 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 29, 2022 07:34
13 weeks ago
3.5

10 km
9.4 km W of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 23, 2022 09:09
14 weeks ago
3.2

30 km
19 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 23, 2022 07:51
14 weeks ago
2.9

32 km
26 km S of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 21, 2022 21:42
14 weeks ago
3.4

5 km
14 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 20, 2022 18:17
15 weeks ago
3.2

2 km
8.5 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 17, 2022 09:40
15 weeks ago
3.3

16 km
Oaxaca, 27 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 17, 2022 07:11
15 weeks ago
3.4

18 km
33 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore
Oct 17, 2022 07:03
15 weeks ago
3.2

16 km
32 km SW of Ometepec, Guerrero, MexicoMore

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