Mag. 4.2 earthquake - OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO, on Monday, 16 October 2017 at 19:59 (GMT)
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 79 km depth
16 Oct 20:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
Depth: 79.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.1°N / 93.14°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) WSW of La Palma (pop: 678)
45 km (28 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900)
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 9,570)
66 km (41 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
73 km (45 mi) W of Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
97 km (60 mi) WNW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
185 km (115 mi) S of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
797 km (496 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: EMSC
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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