Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Niños Héroes, 15 km north of Poblado 10, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 19:01 (GMT) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - Niños Héroes, 15 km north of Poblado 10, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 19:01 (GMT)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 139 km depth

5 Dec 19:12 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 11 minutes.
Date & time: 5 Dec 2019 19:01:14 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.41°N / 94.47°W (Niños Héroes, Veracruz, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (132 km / 82 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) WNW of Emiliano Zapata (Anexo Niños Héroes) (pop: 151) --> See nearby quakes!
4 km (3 mi) SE of Niños Héroes (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 119) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SW of La Breña (pop: 871) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) W of Rafael Murillo Vidal (pop: 302) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) N of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) ESE of Javier Rojo Gomez (pop: 324) --> See nearby quakes!
17 km (11 mi) NNE of Poblado Cinco (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (217 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
540 km (336 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.6139 kmChiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 4.7145 kmVeracruz, MexicoEMSC
M 4.8142 km43km SSE of Hidalgotitlan, MexicoUSGS

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156.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
240.5 km W of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : A few seconds before wasca light fore-shock. I am on second story of old brick building, and felt the shaking for about 3 seconds. Area warning sirens went of only AFTER the shaking was over. (reported through our app)
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Mag. 4.6 earthquake - Niños Héroes, 15 km north of Poblado 10, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday, 5 December 2019 at 19:01 (GMT)
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