Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 14 km south of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 16:24 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - 14 km south of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 16:24 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 85 km depth

18 Jul 16:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
Jul 19 11:44: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 5.0.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 85.0 km.
Date & time: 18 Jul 2019 04:24:25 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 85.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.78°N / 92.24°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) SW of Texcaltic (pop: 1,740)
14 km (9 mi) S of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
21 km (13 mi) NE of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,650)
22 km (13 mi) SE of Álvaro Obregón (Puerto Madero) (pop: 5,720)
25 km (16 mi) SW of Cacahoatán (pop: 14,400)
27 km (17 mi) N of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
186 km (116 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
896 km (557 mi) SE of Mexico City (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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M 5.085 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.097 kmGuatemalaEMSC
M 5.188 km9km W of Frontera Hidalgo, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (10)

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176.3 km E of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt it on office, water tank and hanged keys were moving (reported through our app)
Jaibalito Lake Atitlan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Sitting in bathroom. Toilet shook me
Ciudad de Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. F (42.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : Fue un sismo bastante sensible, de corta duración sin provocar daños materiales (reported through our app)
Motozintla chiapas (199.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
164.6 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
74.9 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
11 km WSW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 236 km NW of epicenter) : Leve (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 186 km E of epicenter) : !!!! (reported through EMSC)
(Guatemala, 73 km E of epicenter) : Un poco fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.0 quake 14 km south of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 18 July 16:24 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 15 Aug 2019 19:03 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    89 km (55.3 mi) depth
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 21 Jul 2019 09:58 UTC
    | M 3.4 |
    108 km (67.1 mi) depth
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 14 km south of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, 18 July 2019 at 16:24 (GMT)
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