Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 214 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-04-15 03:44:43 -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 214 km southwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-04-15 03:44:43

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 49 km depth

15 Apr 09:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
Apr 15 09:56: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.3.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 12.0 to 49.0 km.
Date & time: 15 Apr 2020 09:44:43 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-15 03:44:43
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 49.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.161°N / 94.219°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (214 km / 133 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
100 km (62 mi) SW of El Manguito (Tonalá) (pop: 821)
115 km (71 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
123 km (76 mi) WSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
124 km (77 mi) SSW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400)
154 km (96 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600)
166 km (103 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800)
402 km (250 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
705 km (438 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.349 km97 Km al suroeste de Puerto Arista, México (Mexico)INETER
M 5.342 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoGFZ
M 5.210 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 5.374 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.135 km96km SSW of Paredon, MexicoUSGS

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1530.1 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI) (reported through our app)
Villa hermosa tabacos (324.6 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
291.8 km E of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) (reported through our app)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico, 195 km NE of epicenter) : My bed was moving,that's what woke me up (reported through EMSC)
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