Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, 21 December 2018 at 01:59 (GMT)
Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth
21 Dec 02:07 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 8 minutes.
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.31°N / 93.95°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (198 km / 123 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
67 km (41 mi) SSW of Isla San Marcos (pop: 86)
67 km (42 mi) SW of El Manguito (Tonalá) (pop: 821)
70 km (43 mi) SW of La Conquista (Pijijiapan) (pop: 473)
83 km (52 mi) S of Paredón (pop: 6,130)
89 km (55 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
90 km (56 mi) WSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
184 km (115 mi) SSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
715 km (445 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|M 5.0||10 km||Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico||GFZ|
|M 5.0||60 km||OFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICO||EMSC|
|M 5.0||45 km||- 102km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico||USGS|
User reports for this quake (1)
User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico, 21 December 01:59 UTC
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