Moderate 4.5 quake hits near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
Wed, 21 Jul 2021, 12:4912:49 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.
4.5 quake 21 Jul 6:16 am (GMT -6)
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at 6:16 am local time at a shallow depth of 13 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Playa Linda (pop. 460) located 67 km from the epicenter, Puerto Madero (pop. 9,600) 68 km away, El Encanto (pop. 1,700) 70 km away, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop. 13,700) 71 km away, Mazatlan (pop. 6,800) 80 km away, Ciudad Hidalgo (pop. 14,600) 86 km away, Vida Mejor I (pop. 6,500) 89 km away, Tapachula (pop. 202,700) 95 km away, and Huixtla (pop. 32,000) 107 km away.
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Date & time: 21 Jul 6:16 am (GMT -6) local time (21 Jul 2021 12:16 GMT)
Depth: 13.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.23°N / 92.8°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: EMSC
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