Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 09:21 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 09:21 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

20 Sep 09:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Date & time: 20 Sep 2018 09:21:20 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.92°N / 93.64°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (166 km / 103 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
98 km (61 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900)
129 km (80 mi) W of Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
131 km (81 mi) S of Tonalá (pop: 32,900)
149 km (92 mi) W of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
212 km (132 mi) SSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
338 km (210 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
769 km (478 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
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

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 5.210 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.410 km- 119km SW of Mapastepec, MexicoUSGS
M 5.366 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
768.9 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX) (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 20 September 09:21 UTC

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quakes):
  • 20 Sep 2018 22:30 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    53.4 km (33.2 mi) depth
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 09:21 (GMT)
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