Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 13:59 (GMT)

Strong mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 84 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 13:59 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 18 km depth

21 Aug 14:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Aug 21 14:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 18.0 km.
Date & time: Aug 21, 2017 13:59:33 UTC
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 18.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.45°N / 92.88°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.45°S / 87.12°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (122 km / 76 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
82 km (51 mi) WSW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) SW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
84 km (52 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
98 km (61 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Escuintla (pop: 9,570) --> See nearby quakes!
865 km (537 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.318 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
5.310 km- 76km WSW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

  • 14 Sep 2017 05:20 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Aug 2017 16:42 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 Aug 2017 16:18 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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