Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 89 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, 12 August 2019 at 20:39 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 89 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, 12 August 2019 at 20:39 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 97 km depth

12 Aug 20:46 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 6 minutes.
Aug 12 20:51: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 97.0 km.
Date & time: 12 Aug 2019 08:39:36 UTC -
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 97.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.03°N / 93.46°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (163 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
27 km (17 mi) SW of Villa Corzo (Centro) (pop: 9,120)
30 km (19 mi) SW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200)
32 km (20 mi) E of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
37 km (23 mi) W of San Pedro Buenavista (pop: 8,390)
47 km (29 mi) NW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
52 km (32 mi) ESE of Arriaga (pop: 24,400)
352 km (219 mi) WNW of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
709 km (441 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 1.1 x 1013 joules (3.12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.597 kmChiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.51 kmChiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 5.5117 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.593 km14km SSE of Tonala, MexicoUSGS
M 5.667 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoBMKG

User reports for this quake (40)

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Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I just came down from a 4th floor hospital & walked out to the parking lot, got in my car & as I opened my door & sat down in the drivers seat I felt dizzy & lightheaded - last time I felt that way I announced ‘that was an earthquake’ for whoever could hear me or wanted to listen. I just know. I looked around but no one else was in the parking lot.
Belize City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
2852.4 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Violent shaking (MMI IX)
Maywood CA / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Oaxaca (414.4 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Lancaster, ca / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Estaba en mi lugar de trabajo en la ciudad de Méx (699.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : En el escritorio tengo un péndulo, empezó a mecerse levemente y después corrobore en la app que si había un registro de sismo (reported through our app)
Belize City, Belize (551.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt in Belize City
san cristobal de las casas / Weak shaking (MMI III) : inside the restaurant you felt the ground rolling under your feet
Toluca Estado de México / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
San Cristobal / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Belize City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Villahermosa, Tabasco (228.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Cristóbal de las casas, chiapas / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ciudad de México / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Muy ligero movimiento de objetos colgantes
Belama, Belize / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Belize City (559.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Belize CIty (584.2 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
179.9 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
113.6 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
566.2 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Belize City / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Atizapán de Zaragoza / not felt
Belize City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Belize CIty / Weak shaking (MMI III)
118.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Belize City / Weak shaking (MMI III)
belize City / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Villahermosa, Tabasco (227.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Not violent (reported through our app)
86.8 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
116.2 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Belize City (Belize, 606 km E of epicenter) : Light shaking in Belize City. (reported through EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico, 102 km NE of epicenter) : Se sintió levemente (reported through EMSC)
Álvaro Obregón (Mexico, 701 km NW of epicenter) : My house is broken (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 603 km E of epicenter) : Slight jolt and seconds of rocking felt in Belize City (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 600 km E of epicenter) : Just felt house shake in Belize City. (reported through EMSC)
Belize City (Belize, 600 km E of epicenter) : No (reported through EMSC)
Nacajuca (Mexico, 249 km N of epicenter) : Slight feeling here in Tabasco but it moved the light fittings (reported through EMSC)
Centro (Mexico, 233 km N of epicenter) : Moderate oscilation (reported through EMSC)
Salina Cruz (Mexico, 171 km W of epicenter) : Se sintió fuerte (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 89 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, 12 August 20:39 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 09 Oct 2019 12:16 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Sep 2019 07:40 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 12 Sep 2019 02:29 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Aug 2019 19:50 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    109 km (67.7 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 89 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, 12 August 2019 at 20:39 (GMT)
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