Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 reported 90 km southwest of Comitan, Mexico
Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 03:3603:36 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An intermediate to deep magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the evening near Comitan, Comitán Municipality, Chiapas, Mexico.
4.6 quake 13 Mar 9:06 pm (GMT -6)
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Saturday 13 March 2021 at 9:06 pm local time at an intermediate to considerable depth of 166 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Rico (pop. 320) located 1 km from the epicenter, Mapastepec (pop. 17,900) 32 km away, Pijijiapan (pop. 16,900) 54 km away, San Francisco Motozintla (pop. 23,800) 59 km away, Huixtla (pop. 32,000) 64 km away, Villaflores (pop. 37,200) 88 km away, Comitan (pop. 97,500) 90 km away, and Tapachula (pop. 202,700) 97 km away.
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Date & time: 13 Mar 2021 9:06 pm (GMT -6) local time (14 Mar 2021 03:06 GMT)
Depth: 166.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.66°N / 92.71°W (Puerto Rico, Chiapas, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
Sun, 14 Mar 2021, 00:54
We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or around Canada at approximately 00:52 GMT. There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe. ... Read all