Moderate magnitude 4.4 earthquake 24 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Mexico
Mon, 1 Mar 2021, 01:3501:35 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An intermediate magnitude 4.4 earthquake was reported early evening near Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico.
4.4 quake 28 Feb 7:15 pm (GMT -6)
According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake hit on Sunday 28 February 2021 at 7:15 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 87.4 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 4.4 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Yahital (Barra el Mapache) (pop. 23) located 7 km from the epicenter, La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (pop. 1000) 23 km away, San Isidro (pop. 1,600) 23 km away, Pijijiapan (pop. 16,900) 24 km away, El Carmen (pop. 1,400) 25 km away, Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop. 1,800) 39 km away, Mapastepec (pop. 17,900) 51 km away, San Pedro Buenavista (pop. 8,400) 67 km away, and Tonala (pop. 35,300) 75 km away.
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Date & time: 28 Feb 2021 7:15 pm (GMT -6) local time (1 Mar 2021 01:15 GMT)
Depth: 87.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.53°N / 93.36°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: USGS
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