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Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), Mexico, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 13:31 GMT

Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), Mexico, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 13:31 GMT Strong mag. 5.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 87 km southwest of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), Mexico, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 13:31 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 15 km depth

12 Apr 14:01 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 30 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeApr 12, 2019 13:31:49 UTC
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5
Depth15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.38°N / 93.21°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode14.38°S / 86.79°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceEMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Nearest volcanoTacana (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities87 km (54 mi) SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José) (pop: 756) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
93 km (58 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
97 km (60 mi) SW of Aquiles Serdan (pop: 1,140) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
98 km (61 mi) SW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
105 km (65 mi) SW of Francisco I. Madero (pop: 1,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
111 km (69 mi) WSW of Vida Mejor I (Los Cafetales) (pop: 6,460) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
114 km (71 mi) SW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
115 km (72 mi) SW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
116 km (72 mi) SW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
844 km (524 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
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.015 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
4.635 km90km SW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS

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