Date & time: Sunday, 23 December 2018 14:59 UTC
Depth: 43.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.62°N / 95.07°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (276 km)
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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