Latest earthquakes near Oaxaca, Mexico today

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List of latest earthquakes near Oaxaca.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Jul 18, 2024 05:39
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 50 km WNW
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 18, 2024 05:33
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 85 km SW
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 18, 2024 04:21
(Mexico City)
M 3.7 121 km SSE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 18, 2024 04:14
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 131 km NE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 18, 2024 03:45
(Mexico City)
M 3.6 143 km NE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 18, 2024 03:21
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 95 km NE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 18, 2024 01:39
(Mexico City)
M 3.4 109 km NNE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 18, 2024 01:23
(Mexico City)
M 3.7 297 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 23:29
(Mexico City)
M 4.0 78 km NNE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 21:52
(Mexico City)
M 4.1 117 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 17:56
(Mexico City)
M 3.8 174 km SSE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 15:17
(Mexico City)
M 3.3 252 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 14:59
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 143 km E
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 14:37
(Mexico City)
M 3.4 296 km WNW
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 17, 2024 14:07
(Mexico City)
M 3.1 229 km W
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 17, 2024 13:51
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 46 km WNW
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 17, 2024 13:08
(Mexico City)
M 3.5 153 km E
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 12:31
(Mexico City)
M 4.1 29 km SSW
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 10:37
(Mexico City)
M 4.1 178 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 05:56
(Mexico City)
M 3.9 255 km W
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 17, 2024 05:33
(Mexico City)
M 3.8 109 km SSE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 05:23
(Mexico City)
M 3.7 187 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 05:05
(Mexico City)
M 4.1 258 km W
from Pinotepa Nacional
Jul 17, 2024 04:59
(Mexico City)
M 3.6 62 km N
from Salina Cruz
Jul 17, 2024 04:49
(Mexico City)
M 3.1 45 km WSW
from Pinotepa Nacional

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Recent Oaxaca Earthquake News

These are the latest articles published related to earthquakes occurring near Oaxaca. Check our Earthquake News section for a complete overview of articles written on earthquakes near Oaxaca and elsewhere.

Oaxaca Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
1064 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.3
Jul 18, 2024 05:39

Average

A total of 10648 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Oaxaca, Mexico in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 1064 earthquakes per year, or 88 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Oaxaca roughly every 8 hours.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Oaxaca in 2017. A total of 1795 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Oaxaca that year. The strongest had a 8.2 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Oaxaca with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Oaxaca in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 9 or above have occurred near Oaxaca during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Oaxaca (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 10462 98.25%
Mag. 5 174 1.63%
Mag. 6 7 0.07%
Mag. 7 4 0.04%
Mag. 8 1 0.01%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Oaxaca

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 8.2
On Sep 7, 2017 23:49.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 8.2
On Sep 7, 2017 23:49.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Oaxaca occurred on Sep 7, 2017 23:49 local time (America/Mexico_City timezone). It had a magnitude of 8.2 and struck 189 kilometers (117 mi) south-east of Salina Cruz, at a depth of 47 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Oaxaca in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Oaxaca, Mexico in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Oaxaca.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Oaxaca.
Date and Time Magnitude Location
Sep 7, 2017 23:49
(Mexico City)
M 8.2 189 km SE
from Salina Cruz
Jun 23, 2020 10:29
(Mexico City)
M 7.4 93 km WSW
from Salina Cruz
Feb 16, 2018 17:39
(Mexico City)
M 7.2 9 km ENE
from Pinotepa Nacional
Sep 19, 2017 13:14
(Mexico City)
M 7.1 249 km NW
from Oaxaca
Sep 7, 2021 20:47
(Mexico City)
M 7.0 193 km WNW
from Pinotepa Nacional
Dec 17, 2015 13:49
(Mexico City)
M 6.6 172 km ESE
from Salina Cruz
Jul 29, 2014 05:46
(Mexico City)
M 6.3 67 km SE
from Tuxtepec
Jul 14, 2023 04:29
(Mexico City)
M 6.3 198 km SE
from Salina Cruz
Sep 23, 2017 07:53
(Mexico City)
M 6.1 52 km NNE
from Salina Cruz
Apr 25, 2016 02:07
(Mexico City)
M 6.0 289 km SE
from Salina Cruz

Map of Strongest Earthquakes near Oaxaca

Earthquakes by city in Oaxaca

Click the links below for earthquake reports for major places in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Use this regional Oaxaca earthquake report for earthquakes that were felt in smaller towns and cities in the region, including Juchitán de Zaragoza, Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán, Ciudad de Huajuapan de León, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Loma Bonita, Puerto Escondido, Ixtepec, Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Santa María Atzompa, San Antonio de la Cal, Matías Romero, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Crucecita and Ocotlán de Morelos.

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Oaxaca.

When was the last earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico?

A 3.3 magnitude earthquake hit near Oaxaca on the night of July 18, 2024 at 05:39 local time (America/Mexico_City). The center of this earthquake was located 50km west-northwest of Pinotepa Nacional at a depth of 7km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Oaxaca, Mexico in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Oaxaca, Mexico?

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit near Oaxaca on the evening of September 7, 2017 at 23:49 local time (America/Mexico_City). The center of this earthquake was located 189km south-east of Salina Cruz at a depth of 47km under water in the North Pacific Ocean. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Oaxaca since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Oaxaca, Mexico?

In the past 10 years, 10648 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Oaxaca. This averages to 1065 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 8 hours.