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Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-26 17:46:01

Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-26 17:46:01 Strong mag. 5.5 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 73 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-03-26 17:46:01

Strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 29 km depth

26 Mar 23:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
Mar 26 23:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.8 to 5.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 29.0 km.
Date & time: Mar 26, 2020 23:46:01 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-03-26 17:46:01
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 29.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.868°N / 93.239°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.868°S / 86.761°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
65 km (40 mi) S of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (pop: 1,030) --> See nearby quakes!
73 km (45 mi) SSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Escuintla (pop: 9,570) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) W of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (56 mi) W of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (57 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
106 km (66 mi) W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
805 km (500 mi) SE of Mexico (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!) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.529 km72 Km al suroeste de Mapastepec, México (Mexico)INETER
4.958 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
4.733 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
4.735 km85km SW of Acapetagua, MexicoUSGS
5.126 km93 km al SUROESTE de MAPASTEPEC, CHIS (Mexico)SSN

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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (22 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 19, 2020 07:24
2 years ago
4.0

95 km
North Pacific Ocean, 77 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 18, 2020 10:24
2 years ago
3.8

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 18, 2020 09:24
2 years ago
3.8

38 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 16, 2020 22:37
2 years ago
3.7

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 16, 2020 21:37
2 years ago
3.7

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2020 07:13
2 years ago
4.0

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km S of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2020 06:13
2 years ago
3.3

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 28 km SW of La Palma, Acapetahua, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 2, 2020 11:23
2 years ago
3.5

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 22, 2020 22:08
2 years ago
3.6

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 11, 2020 19:22
2 years ago
3.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 98 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 8, 2020 21:47
2 years ago
3.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 8, 2020 20:47
2 years ago
3.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 7, 2020 05:17
2 years ago
3.6

91 km
North Pacific Ocean, 42 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 6, 2020 04:49
2 years ago
2.9

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 64 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 4, 2020 09:57
2 years ago
3.9

72 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, 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 31, 2020 06:10
2 years ago
3.7

75 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SW of La Palma, Acapetahua, 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 27, 2020 03:24
2 years ago
3.7

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 75 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2020 00:55
2 years ago
3.6

83 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2020 00:44
2 years ago
3.5

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Mar 27, 2020 00:01
2 years ago
3.5

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 77 km SW of Mapastepec, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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