Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 45 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 19:59 (GMT)
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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↗ (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.1°S / 86.86°E↗
Nearest volcano: Tacana (110 km / 68 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SW of Barranquilla (pop: 50) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) S of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) W of El Arenal (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) S of Joaquin Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (pop: 1,620) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (36 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 9,570) --> See nearby quakes!
62 km (38 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Francisco I. Madero (pop: 1,800) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
797 km (496 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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