Mag. 4.8 earthquake - 62 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-04-25 00:32:13 -

Mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 62 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-04-25 00:32:13

Light magnitude 4.8 earthquake at 36 km depth

25 Apr 06:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 3 minutes.
Apr 25 06:42: Magnitude recalculated from 4.9 to 4.8.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 36.0 km.
Date & time: 25 Apr 2020 06:32:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-04-25 00:32:13
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 36.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.602°N / 92.746°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (90 km / 56 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
34 km (21 mi) SW of San Simon (pop: 150)
37 km (23 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560)
57 km (35 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
61 km (38 mi) SW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760)
62 km (39 mi) WSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
67 km (42 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
240 km (149 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
865 km (538 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.836 km53 Km al oeste de El Gancho México (Mexico)INETER
M 4.453 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 4.626 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
La Esperanza, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala (131.4 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
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