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Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake 108 km southwest of Buenavista, Mexico

Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 19:21
4.6 quake 26 Dec 12:54 pm (GMT -6)
4.6 quake 26 Dec 12:54 pm (GMT -6)
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.6 quake in Mexico near Buenavista, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, only 27 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 12:54 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 56 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Buenavista (pop. 390) located 108 km from the epicenter.
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Date & time: Sat, 26 Dec 18:54 UTC
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 56.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.8°N / 93.88°W
Primary data source: SSN

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