Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 141 km northeast of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:2708:27 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 2.07 am local time near San Mateo, Mexico, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
5.1 quake 29 Nov 2:07 am (GMT -6)
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 60 km. 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 German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
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. Weak shaking might have been felt in San Mateo (pop. 300) located 2 km from the epicenter, Palenque (pop. 36,700) 12 km away, Las Colmenas (pop. 300) 18 km away, Doctor Samuel Leon Brindis (pop. 1,300) 21 km away, El Esquinero (pop. 100) 25 km away, Villahermosa (pop. 353,600) 102 km away, Ciudad del Carmen (pop. 169,500) 124 km away, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop. 537,100) 141 km away.
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Date & time: Sun, 29 Nov 08:07 UTC
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.63°N / 92.35°W
Primary data source: SSN