Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 at 05:08 (GMT)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 8.1 quake North Pacific Ocean, 88 km southwest of Topon, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, 8 September 2017 04:49 GMT, which had occurred 4 days earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 at 05:08 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

12 Sep 05:15 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 12 Sep 2017 05:08:44 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.33°N / 93.8°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (183 km / 114 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
55 km (34 mi) SW of Isla San José (Pijijiapan) (pop: 100) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop: 1,780) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) S of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) S of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) W of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
101 km (63 mi) S of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
115 km (72 mi) SSW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
176 km (110 mi) ESE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) --> See nearby quakes!
726 km (451 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
356 km (221 mi) SSW of Chinal Island --> See nearby quakes!
465 km (289 mi) SSW of Isla Aguada Island --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.210 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.361 km- 82km SSW of Tres Picos, MexicoUSGS

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198.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
San cristobal de las casas (199 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
313.1 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 189 km NE of epicenter) : Salimos a la calle estuvo fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 187 km NE of epicenter) : Réplica larga y fuerte (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 186 km N of epicenter) : Se sintió feo (reported through EMSC)
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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 75 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 at 05:08 (GMT)
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