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Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Puerto Madero, Mexico, on 2020-03-06 14:30:45

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Puerto Madero, Mexico, on 2020-03-06 14:30:45 Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 99 km southwest of Puerto Madero, Mexico, on 2020-03-06 14:30:45

Strong 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.

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 6, 2020 20:30:45 UTC
Local time at epicenter2020-03-06 14:30:45
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.6
Depth27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.316°N / 93.24°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode14.316°S / 86.76°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking
Felt1 report
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoTacana (152 km / 94 mi)
Nearby towns and cities94 km (59 mi) SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José) (pop: 756) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
99 km (61 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) SW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
130 km (81 mi) SSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) WSW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
152 km (95 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
158 km (98 mi) SW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
190 km (118 mi) SW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
846 km (526 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.627 km110 Km al oeste de El Gancho México (Mexico)INETER
5.050 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
4.969 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
4.954 km88km WSW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
5.098 km91 km al SUROESTE de HUIXTLA, CHIS (Mexico)SSN
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.
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Yuma, Az / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa de Morelos Borough, Mexico City (851.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (28 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 3, 2020 07:45
2 years ago
3.8

61 km
North Pacific Ocean, 100 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 23:53
2 years ago
4.5

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
May 1, 2020 22:53
2 years ago
4.7

1 km
North Pacific Ocean, 151 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 29, 2020 09:40
2 years ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 142 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 25, 2020 07:32
2 years ago
4.6

26 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 21, 2020 09:06
2 years ago
4.2

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 21, 2020 08:06
2 years ago
3.6

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 132 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 19:52
2 years ago
4.0

7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 18:52
2 years ago
4.0

7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 18:21
2 years ago
3.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 142 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 17:33
2 years ago
4.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 141 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 14, 2020 16:33
2 years ago
4.0

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 141 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 2020 10:10
2 years ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 130 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 13, 2020 09:10
2 years ago
3.8

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 130 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 2020 06:28
2 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Apr 2, 2020 07:59
2 years ago
3.8

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 29, 2020 10:58
2 years ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 28, 2020 07:15
2 years ago
3.7

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 153 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 22, 2020 17:40
2 years ago
3.8

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 139 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 18, 2020 03:48
2 years ago
4.2

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 125 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 18, 2020 00:06
2 years ago
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 147 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 03:52
2 years ago - felt
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 01:32
2 years ago
3.9

23 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 7, 2020 01:23
2 years ago
4.0

13 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 22:52
2 years ago
3.8

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 133 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 22:00
2 years ago
5.3

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 21:33
2 years ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 137 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 6, 2020 20:33
2 years ago
4.3

75 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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