Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 29 km southwest of La Palma, Acapetahua, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-14 19:22:15

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 29 km southwest of La Palma, Acapetahua, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-14 19:22:15

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 31 km depth

15 Mar 01:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 6 minutes.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 134.0 to 60.0 km.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 31.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 15, 2020 01:22:15 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-14 19:22:15
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 31.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.947°N / 92.971°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.947°S / 87.029°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (84 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
39 km (24 mi) SW of El Arenal (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) SW of Acapeteahua (pop: 6,190) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (54 mi) SSE of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) W of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) WSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
822 km (511 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: INETER
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.531 km51 Km al suroeste de Pueblo Nuevo, México (Mexico)INETER
5.1100 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
5.110 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGFZ
5.187 km25km SW of Villa Comaltitlan, MexicoUSGS
5.174 km58 km al SUROESTE de HUIXTLA, CHIS (Mexico)SSN

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San Antonio / Light shaking (MMI IV) : My bed jerked hard enough to wake me up and scared me. Was a solid full jerk.  
Acapulco México / not felt : There were more waves then usual  
San Marcos la Laguna (186.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : The couch I was sitting on started to shake. Felt like it was a subway underneath me.  
Huehuetenango, Guatemala / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Huehuetenango  
San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, San Marcos (112.9 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
(Guatemala, 120 km E of epicenter) : Some shaking to get me up from my desk (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes)

  • 11 May 2020 03:14 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    49 km (30.4 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (19 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 05 May 2020 07:13 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 05 May 2020 06:13 UTC
    | M 3.3 |
    51 km (31.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 02 May 2020 11:23 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Apr 2020 10:53 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    88 km (54.7 mi) depth
    |
    31 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Apr 2020 10:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    97 km (60.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Apr 2020 09:28 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 Apr 2020 08:28 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    81 km (50.3 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 09:29 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 09:06 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 08:29 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    30 km (18 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 25 Apr 2020 08:06 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    85 km (52.8 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 10:02 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 Apr 2020 09:02 UTC
    | M 3.2 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 22 Apr 2020 22:08 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    45 km (28 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 16 Apr 2020 12:15 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    44 km (27.3 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
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