Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 97 km southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 16:12 (GMT)
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Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
8 Sep 16:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.46°N / 94.38°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (244 km / 152 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
73 km (46 mi) SSW of Cachimbo (pop: 124) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) SW of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SSE of San Francisco del Mar Viejo (pop: 4,030) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Chahuite (pop: 9,840) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) S of San Francisco Ixhuatan (pop: 5,410) --> See nearby quakes!
100 km (62 mi) SSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
133 km (83 mi) SE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (Tehuantepec) (pop: 42,100) --> See nearby quakes!
670 km (416 mi) SE of Mexiko (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||10 km||Near Coast of Oaxaca, Mexico||GFZ|
|M 4.8||80 km||OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO||EMSC|
|M 4.8||42 km||- 98km SW of Paredon, Mexico||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Livingston, Izabal, Guatemala (604.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)