Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.5 km west of El Carmen, Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 16:24 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 2.5 km west of El Carmen, Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, July 18, 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: Jul 18, 2019 16:24:25 UTC
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 85.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.78°N / 92.24°W (Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.78°S / 87.76°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (82 km / 51 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (2 mi) W of El Carmen (pop: 357) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) S of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) NW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) N of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) W of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala) (pop: 45,700) --> See nearby quakes!
47 km (29 mi) SSE of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) S of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
896 km (557 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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

User reports for this quake (10)

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Amatitlan, Guatemala (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)
Escuintla (164.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango (74.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
Congregacion Reforma, Tapachula, Chiapas (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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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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