Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - 124 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-06 14:30:45 -

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake  - 124 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-06 14:30:45

Moderate magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 27 km depth

6 Mar 20:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
Mar 6 20:49: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.6.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 26.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 26.0 to 31.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 31.0 to 27.0 km.
Date & time: 6 Mar 2020 08:30:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-06 14:30:45
Magnitude: 5.6
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.316°N / 93.24°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560)
105 km (65 mi) SW of Mazatan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840)
112 km (70 mi) WSW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
124 km (77 mi) SW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900)
296 km (184 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
846 km (526 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.627 km110 Km al oeste de El Gancho México (Mexico)INETER
M 5.050 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 4.969 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 4.954 km88km WSW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
M 5.098 km91 km al SUROESTE de HUIXTLA, CHIS (Mexico)SSN
M 5.071 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Yuma, Az / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
851.2 km NW of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the 5.6 quake 124 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 2020-03-06 14:30:45

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes):
  • 03 May 2020 07:45 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    61 km (37.9 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 May 2020 23:53 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 May 2020 22:53 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    1 km (0.6 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 29 Apr 2020 09:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (21 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 07:32 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    26 km (16.2 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Apr 2020 09:06 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 21 Apr 2020 08:06 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 19:52 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 18:52 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 18:21 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    38 km (24 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 17:33 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Apr 2020 16:33 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    35 km (22 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Apr 2020 10:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Apr 2020 09:10 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 04 Apr 2020 06:28 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Apr 2020 07:59 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
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