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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Friday, 15 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, on Friday, 15 April 2016 at 14:11 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, on Friday, 15 April 2016 at 14:11 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Apr 14:19 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Apr 15 14:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.9.
Apr 15 14:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.9 to 6.0.
Date & time: 2016-04-15 02:11:24 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 13.44°N / 92.24°W (Guatemala)
Nearest volcano: Santiaguito (148 km / 92 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
102 km (63 mi) SW of Champerico (pop: 7,800)
119 km (74 mi) S of Ocós (pop: 9,500)
122 km (76 mi) S of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
163 km (101 mi) S of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
174 km (108 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
229 km (142 mi) SW of Guatemala City (pop: 994,900)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2016-04-15 14:11:24 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, GuatemalaGFZ
2016-04-15 14:11:30 UTCM 6.2 / 45 kmOFFSHORE GUATEMALAEMSC
2016-04-15 14:11:25 UTCM 6.1 / 12 km124 Km Al SUR De CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
2016-04-15 14:11:28 UTCM 6.1 / 34 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, Mexico [Sea: Guatemala]INGV
2016-04-15 14:11:27 UTC
2016-04-15 08:11:27 -06:00
M 6.1 / 25 km105km SSW of Champerico, GuatemalaUSGS
2016-04-15 14:11:27 UTCM 6.1 / 25 kmSW of Champerico, GuatemalaGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)

User reports for this quake (10)

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No senti nada (1379.9 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Crystal City Tx (1868.7 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
QUETZALTENANGO Guatemala (176.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
QUETZALTENANGO Guatemala (176.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
La Esperanza Quetzaltenango / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sacudida fuerte...estaba sentado..vibraron las ventanas.Simultáneamente reportan desde Cd.Guatemala por noticiero.
Guatemala (228.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (225.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Sololá (Guatemala, 175 km NE of epicenter) : The shaking and rattling seemed to last a lot longer than with the other earthquakes, and the movement was a bit different. (reported through EMSC)
San Pedro La Laguna (Guatemala, 162 km NE of epicenter) : Slow and Long , Was in bed but shook enough to wake me up . (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 218 km NE of epicenter) : Fue muy suave sólo lo sentí Porque todavía está acostado (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, 2016-04-15 14:11 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes):
  • 15 Jul 2016 06:50 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 30 Apr 2016 05:40 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Apr 2016 06:32 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Apr 2016 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 22:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    129 km (80.2 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 20:13 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 17:02 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 16:18 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Apr 2016 14:29 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    14 km (8.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Off Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, Guatemala, on Friday, 15 April 2016 at 14:11 (GMT)

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