Magnitude 6.5 - OAXACA, MEXICO

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2008 February 12 12:50:20 UTC

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Earthquake Details

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Magnitude6.5
Date-Time
Location16.409°N, 94.165°W
Depth99.6 km (61.9 miles)
RegionOAXACA, MEXICO
Distances70 km (40 miles) WNW of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico
105 km (65 miles) ENE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
445 km (275 miles) WNW of GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala
620 km (385 miles) ESE of MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico
Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 4.9 km (3.0 miles); depth +/- 10.3 km (6.4 miles)
ParametersNph=195, Dmin=752.5 km, Rmss=1.02 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
  • USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event IDus2008niat
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Earthquake Summary

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Felt Reports

Power outages occurred in the Tuxtla Gutierrez area. Felt (V) at Huatulco; (IV) at Jalapa, Oaxaca, San Cristobal de las Casas and Villahermosa; (III) at Huajuapan, Mexico, Puerto Escondido and Tuxtla Gutierrez. Also felt at Arriaga, Cancun, Cintalapa, Coatepec, Comitan, Cozumel, El Espinal, Etla, Mitla, Paraiso, Pochutla, Tapachula, Tehuacan, Tehuantepec, Tierra Blanca, Tuxpan, Tuxtepec, Veracruz and Xico. Felt (II) at Belize City and San Pedro, Belize. Also felt at Orange Walk and San Ignacio. Felt (II) at Guatemala, Guatemala. Also felt at Flores and Quetzaltenango.

Earthquake Information for Mexico