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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Monday, 25 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Monday, 25 April 2016

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Monday, 25 April 2016
25 Apr 07:14 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Apr 25 07:17: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.6.
Apr 25 07:21: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.7.
Apr 25 08:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.7 to 5.8.
Apr 25 09:02: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 6.0.
Date & time: Monday, 25 April 2016 07:07 UTC
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.49°N / 92.98°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (99 km / 62 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (41 mi) SW of Puerto Madero (pop: 9,700)
71 km (44 mi) SW of Mazatán (pop: 5,900)
82 km (51 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
90 km (56 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
162 km (101 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
854 km (531 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
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

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 25 Apr 07:07 UTCM 6.0 / 10 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
Mon, 25 Apr 07:07 UTCM 6.0 / 25 kmOFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
Mon, 25 Apr 07:07 UTCM 6.0 / 16 km131 km al SUROESTE de CD HIDALGO, CHISSSN
Mon, 25 Apr 07:07 UTCM 6.2 / 34 kmNear coast of Chiapas, Mexico [Sea]INGV

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::) / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
San Miguel. el salvador (526.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Leon, Nicaragua (698.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : I was sleeping. Woke up to persistent soft shaking. (reported through our app)
La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. (157.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : La sacudida de sintio haciendo vibrar los vidrios de las ventanas. (reported through our app)
Mixco, Guatemala / Weak shaking (MMI III)
San Marcos (Guatemala, 143 km E of epicenter) : The bed was shaking! (reported through EMSC)
Guatemala (Guatemala, 257 km E of epicenter) : I was asleep and it woke me up. (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.0 quake: Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 25 Apr 2016 07h07

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List of recorded aftershocks, latest first (81 quakes):
  • 21 Oct 2016 06:43 UTC
    | M 3.0 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (25 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 01 Oct 2016 04:39 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    46 km (28.6 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 29 May 2016 00:20 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    35 km (21.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 19 May 2016 00:55 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    80 km (49.7 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 May 2016 12:32 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    58 km (36 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 May 2016 18:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 May 2016 03:11 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    66 km (41 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 May 2016 02:10 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    13 km (8.1 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2016 12:52 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2016 02:07 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 May 2016 15:56 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 May 2016 05:04 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    62 km (38.5 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 12 May 2016 03:41 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 May 2016 18:38 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 May 2016 16:33 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 May 2016 04:18 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    40 km (25 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

Map of aftershocks

Significant earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Monday, 25 April 2016
 

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