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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Wednesday, 20 November 2019
20 Nov 04:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 20 November 2019 04:27 UTC
Magnitude: 6.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.13°N / 93.03°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
93 km (58 mi) SW of Playa Linda (pop: 500)
93 km (58 mi) SW of Puerto Madero (pop: 9,700)
93 km (58 mi) SW of Barra de Cahuacan (Las Gaviotas) (pop: 200)
120 km (74 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
181 km (112 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
877 km (545 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1014 joules (35 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 30089 tons of TNT or 1.9 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Wed, 20 Nov 04:27 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
Wed, 20 Nov 04:27 UTCM 6.3 / 10 kmOff Coast Of Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
Wed, 20 Nov 04:27 UTCM 6.2 / 60.9 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
2019-11-19 22:27:05 -06:00 (20 Nov 04:27:05 UTC)M 6.3 / 11 km111km SW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
Wed, 20 Nov 04:27 UTCM 6.4 / 19.5 kmOff coast of Chiapas, Mexico [Sea: Mexico]INGV
Wed, 20 Nov 04:27 UTCM 6.2 / 10 kmOff Coast of Chiapas, MexicoBMKG

User reports for this quake (46)

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El Rodeo Escuintla Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Hilton Garden hotel Tuxtla Gutierrez Chiapas Méxi / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Palm Desert Ca / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
179.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
7th floor apartment, Guatemala City (278.5 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Hanging objects shaking, tremor lasted approximately one minute
atitlan / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
2161 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Midland, TX (2192.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Mechanicsville Maryland / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Santa Cruz (207.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Slight vibration of home lasting a few seconds
México coity (890.9 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Colonia Agrícola Oriental / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
883.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
871.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ciudad de Guatemala (270.3 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
199.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : It was longer than usual, was strong for maybe 10 seconds were it swayed the bed rather strongly.
San pedro de la laguna / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We where sitting on the roof. All the bulding mooved slowly but clearly. Like we were on a boat. This happened for 6 sec.
Antigua Guatemala (251.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : A kind of a rippling sensation. Not very strong but slightly alarming. (reported through our app)
Panajachel, Solola, Guatemala (210.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Panajachel, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sitting at my computer and the whole house starts shaking. Second one in less than a week.
Antigua Guatemala (252.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : The bed swayed very lightly. (reported through our app)
Ciudad de Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. F (139.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Movimiento suave, dio la sensación de ser mucho más débil que lo reportado. (reported through our app)
153.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
180.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Ciudad de México (886.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : me avisó la alerta del app efectivamente si hubo movimiento ligero de objetos colgantes (reported through our app)
280.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Lubbock Texas (2339.1 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very weak roll and house popped once or twice. I never would of noticed if the house didn't pop. (reported through our app)
Guatemala City (272.6 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Guatemala City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : On 11th floor of apartment building; felt slight shaking and swaying of building for 20 seconds or so.
180.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Fuerte en Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (reported through our app)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas (291.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
113.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
280.6 km E of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Guatemala (278.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
San Francisco el Alto, Totonicapán / Light shaking (MMI IV)
267.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San marcos (160.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Tuxtla Gutierrez (Mexico, 310 km N of epicenter) : It felt pretty strong, like being on a train going through a junction. Hotel alarm went off and people were evacuated. (reported through EMSC)
Retalhuleu (Guatemala, 172 km NE of epicenter) : SE sintió muy leve a las 10.30 pm (reported through EMSC)
Atizapán de Zaragoza (Mexico, 905 km NW of epicenter) : Atizapán de Zaragoza, EDOMEX no se sintió. (reported through EMSC)
Miguel Hidalgo (Mexico, 885 km NW of epicenter) : Debil movimiento de lámparas (reported through EMSC)
Benito Juárez (Mexico, 882 km NW of epicenter) : ligero moviminto en campanas de viento y un candil (reported through EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico, 304 km N of epicenter) : Empezó a soñar las puestas del Closet del edificio de 4 pisos. (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 276 km E of epicenter) : Temblor baja intencidad (reported through EMSC)
San Pedra (Guatemala, 174 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte, tardó varios segundos. (reported through EMSC)
Coyoacán (Mexico, 869 km NW of epicenter) : I felt it very softly, even with the 6.2 preliminar outcome (reported through EMSC)

Aftershocks of the 6.2 quake: Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 20 Nov 2019 04:27

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (151 quakes):
  • 17 May 2020 19:56 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 May 2020 18:56 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 16 May 2020 22:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 May 2020 21:37 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    73 km (45 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 May 2020 20:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    69 km (42.9 mi) depth
    |
    71 km (44 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 May 2020 08:09 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    11 km (6.8 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 17:07 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 May 2020 16:07 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    49 km (30 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 May 2020 21:39 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    55 km (34 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 May 2020 06:42 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    24 km (14.9 mi) depth
    |
    41 km (26 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 May 2020 22:20 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 May 2020 21:20 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 09 May 2020 07:31 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    65 km (40.4 mi) depth
    |
    74 km (46 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 May 2020 06:31 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    69 km (43 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 May 2020 10:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 05 May 2020 09:05 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • Show all

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Strong mag. 6.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Wednesday, 20 November 2019

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