Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 03:35 GMT

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 03:35 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 41 km southwest of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 03:35 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Apr 03:45 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 10 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 1, 2019 03:35:58 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.4°N / 93.45°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode15.4°S / 86.55°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt4 reports
Primary data sourceGFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Nearest volcanoTacana (147 km / 91 mi)
Nearby towns and cities27 km (17 mi) WSW of Nuevo Tolomita (pop: 74) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
40 km (25 mi) SSW of San Isidro (pop: 1,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) SW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) WSW of Joaquin Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (pop: 1,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) SSE of Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop: 1,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
59 km (37 mi) W of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
83 km (52 mi) SSE of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
89 km (56 mi) SSW of Villa Corzo (Centro) (pop: 10,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
95 km (59 mi) S of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
751 km (466 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
5.010 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
4.6100 kmChiapas, MexicoEMSC
4.6101 km11km NNW of Mapastepec, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (8)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Leave a comment if you find a particular report interesting or want to add to it.
Flag as inappropriate.
Mark as helpful or interesting.
Send your own user report!
CAncun / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Bernardino Tlaxcalancingo, San Andrés Cholula, Puebla (648.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : Buenas noches una pregunta, porque dice 1 de Abril 2019 si hoy es 31 de Marzo 2019 (reported through our app)  
Amatitlán (320.5 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : No se sintió ni mierda  
San Cristobal, Chiapas (170.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
Cuernavaca, Morelos (726 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Ciudad Nezahualcoyotl, México (741.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
(Mexico, 118 km NE of epicenter) : No me aparece que siga pasado temblor pero si se sintio (reported through EMSC)  
Centro (Mexico, 271 km N of epicenter) : Ligera oscilación en objetos colgantes. (reported through EMSC)  
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android


[More info]

Recorded aftershocks, latest first (3 quakes)

Date and timeMag
May 29, 2019 06:58
3 years ago

83 km
North Pacific Ocean, 35 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 16, 2019 07:11
3 years ago

80 km
North Pacific Ocean, 14 km SW of El Fortin, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 2019 11:24
3 years ago

78 km
North Pacific Ocean, 22 km SW of La Conquista, Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Sources: VolcanoDiscovery / VolcanoAdventures and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most text and images on our websites are owned by us. Re-use is generally not permitted without authorization. Contact us for licensing rights.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery Home
Adventure & Study Travel
Tours to Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas: walking tours, photo tours, study tours Get our newsletter!
Company info
Contact | Legal info | Terms & conditions
Follow us
Follow us on facebook Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Visit our Youtube channel
EN | DE | EL | ES | FR | IT | RU
VolcanoDiscovery GmbH, Germany, Reg. nr.: HRB 103744, EU Tax Id: DE 310 395 322 owned and created by
Dr. Tom Pfeiffer, volcanologist, volcano photographer, tour organizer member of
Volcanological Society
Ecotourism Greece
Insured by R+V
VolcanoDiscovery © 2004- All Rights Reserved | Privacy - cookie settings