Major mag. 7.1 earthquake - 18km WSW of Mazatan, Mexico on Monday, 7 July 2014

Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 1.2 km north of El Encanto, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, July 07, 2014 06:23:55

Very strong mag. 6.9 earthquake - 1.2 km north of El Encanto, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, July 07, 2014 06:23:55

Very strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake at 60 km depth

7 Jul 11:29 UTC: First to report: USGS after 5 minutes.
Jul 7 13:10: Magnitude recalculated from 7.1 to 6.9.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 92.2 to 60.0 km.
Date & time: Jul 7, 2014 11:23:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, July 07, 2014 06:23:55
Magnitude: 6.9
Depth: 60.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.7418°N / 92.4089°W (Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.742°S / 87.591°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (65 km / 40 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km (1 mi) N of El Encanto (pop: 1,730) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (18 mi) WNW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) S of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) SE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
237 km (147 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
884 km (549 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1015 joules (392 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 21.1 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.960 km2km NNE of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
6.968 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
7.090 km CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
6.960 km47 km al SUROESTE de TAPACHULA, CHISSSN
6.938 kmNicaraguaINETER
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ANTIGUA GUATEMALA / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Was awoken with the windows and walls shaking, the bed was rocking back and forth for a good minute.  
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico (366.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was laying in bed when the tiles of my bedroom floor began to crackle and then they began to rattle! Some of the tiles cracked leaving a mess where my bedroom floor now has to be retiled.   
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I awoke at 6:23 am to rocking and light shaking with walls creaking. Electricity went out for over 2 hours  
Guatemala (288.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Palenque, Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up because my bed was shaking, there was no alarm but some things in my room rattled.   
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Very large sideways and up down movements. Brief Power outage.   
Antigua, Guatemala (181.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Woke up to moderate shaking, nothing earth shattering. There was a small wave and then a second wave of stronger shaking.   
tiquisate / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
San Jose Pinula, Guatemala. (216 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
guatemala city / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Mixco, Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awakened by bed shaking firmly and insistently, but not violently. The overhead electricity wires were bobbing and swaying outside. Doors rattled the whole time in their frames. No car alarms set off here. Not severe enough for visible damage.   
Guatemala City / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I was sleeping and I feel my bed shaking but just keep sleeping and then my mirror collapses and shatters on the ground and I stand up and see my lamp was on the ground and the light was swaying back and forth.  
San Cristobal de las Casas / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Woken up with the whole of my heavy, solid bed being shaken and my closed bedroom door rattling in the frame.  
Guatemala City / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Roof lamp was shake it lightly, everybody felt. Still was dark outside.  
Tapachula (23.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Awoken by Strong building and floor movement. Powerful enough to Set off car alarms in street. Surprisingly no damage is apparent   
Antigua Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III) : More like a tremor but woke us up!  
antigua guatemala / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : strong shaking for long time .   
Quetzaltenango zona 1, Quetzaltenango (95.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Many objects fell from shelves, the shaking went on for close to a minute. I've been in several; quakes and this was longer and stronger than any other. Everyone in the house woke up, but no damage to speak of. City seems calm (no traffic, alarms, shoutin  
Antiqua Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened at about 5:35  
Antiqua Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was awakened at about 5:35  
Guatemala (209.2 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
belize city / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (204 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (203.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Guatemala City (203.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belize City, belize / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very slight shaking  
6 av 21-18 zona 12 Guatemala City (200.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Guatemala, Ciudad / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Antigua, Guatemala / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
gjatemala city / Severe shaking (MMI VIII)
Sololá (Guatemala, 119 km E of epicenter) : On the 2nd floor, house shook from side to side, spoke to a couple who said a crack appeared on their wall & crockery smashed (reported through EMSC)  
San Salvador (El Salvador, 357 km E of epicenter) : My bed shook and windows rattled - lasted about a minute I think (reported through EMSC)  
Chimaltenango (Guatemala, 159 km E of epicenter) : the center was 70 miles away so the trembling was moderate and almost 2 minutes long (reported through EMSC)  
Santa Tecla (El Salvador, 352 km SE of epicenter) : Felt as a mild shake, consistent, long lasting. I was asleep and woken up. (reported through EMSC)  
Dangriga (Belize, 490 km NE of epicenter) : House swayed slightly north to south then the power lines bobbed up and down. (reported through EMSC)  
San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico, 206 km NW of epicenter) : I was lying in bed and my whole apartment (second floor of an old house) started to visibly sway from side-to-side and things, e.g. dishes, were rattling. I seriously thought the house might collapse. (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 191 km E of epicenter) : Sentí como si se balanceara en sólo una dirección (de norte a sur más o menos) Por la ventana vi que los árboles se sacudían, pero me quedé acostada en la cama hasta que terminó (fue muy largo). (reported through EMSC)  
San Lucas Sacatepéquez (Guatemala, 178 km E of epicenter) : I've lived in Florida my entire life and this was my very first earthquake. I'm vacationing/visiting my family and I was sleeping and woke up to that! I can say that I have never been so mortified. 0.0 (reported through EMSC)  
Guatemala City (Guatemala, 191 km E of epicenter) : SOLO SE SINTIO UN BALANCEO FUERTE COMO DE 5 O 6 GRADOS. (reported through EMSC)  
Quetzaltenango (Guatemala, 83 km E of epicenter) : The house was shaking and a couple of things fell over. The house swayed for a good 10 minutes after the tenor had stopped. (reported through EMSC)  
Tapachula (Mexico, 2 km E of epicenter) : A lot of side to side swaying. The electricity was out for just a few moments following but reconnected fairly easily. It began quite forceful then petered out. (reported through EMSC)  
(Guatemala, 177 km E of epicenter) : Side to side shaking,not rolling like most quakes,laminate roofing moved and electricity is out. Heck of a way to wake up on a monday morning. (reported through EMSC)  
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala, 174 km E of epicenter) : Plenty of swaying upstairs. Hope everyone is ok out there. (reported through EMSC)  
Panajachel (Guatemala, 125 km E of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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  • 03 Jan 2015 10:50 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
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    59 km (37 mi) distance
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  • 03 Jan 2015 09:34 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    27 km (16.8 mi) depth
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    39 km (24 mi) distance
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  • 03 Jan 2015 01:46 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    53 km (33 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 19:46 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    104 km (64 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 18:56 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    38 km (24 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 18:25 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    100 km (62 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 16:24 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    110 km (68 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 16:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    132 km (82 mi) depth
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    69 km (43 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 15:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
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    112 km (70 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 14:59 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    71 km (44.1 mi) depth
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    29 km (18 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 13:52 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
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    90 km (56 mi) distance
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  • 02 Jan 2015 06:36 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    210 km (130.5 mi) depth
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    163 km (101 mi) distance
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  • 01 Jan 2015 20:04 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    93 km (57.8 mi) depth
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    24 km (15 mi) distance
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  • 01 Jan 2015 09:41 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    104 km (64.6 mi) depth
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    135 km (84 mi) distance
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  • 01 Jan 2015 08:15 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    78 km (48.5 mi) depth
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    49 km (30 mi) distance
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  • 01 Jan 2015 06:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
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    155 km (97 mi) distance
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