Mag. 4.5 earthquake - - Offshore Chiapas, Mexico, on 2017-09-12 16:58:13 UTC
Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 79 km depth
12 Sep 17:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 32 minutes.
Local time at epicenter: 2017-09-12 16:58:13 UTC
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.2379°N / 93.1407°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (111 km / 69 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) S of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (Pijijiapan) (pop: 1,030)
34 km (21 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 16,100)
35 km (22 mi) S of Joaquín Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (Joaquín Miguel Gutiérrez) (pop: 1,620)
50 km (31 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 15,100)
53 km (33 mi) W of Escuintla (pop: 9,570)
73 km (46 mi) W of Huixtla (pop: 29,300)
169 km (105 mi) S of Tuxtla (pop: 481,100)
788 km (490 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 3.5 x 1011 joules (98.6 megawatt hours, equivalent to 84.8 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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|M 4.5||79 km||- offshore Chiapas, Mexico||USGS|
|M 4.5||79 km||OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO||EMSC|
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