Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 181 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-05-23 21:52:21 -

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake  - 181 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-05-23 21:52:21

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 10 km depth

24 May 03:56 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
May 24 04:00: Magnitude recalculated from 5.6 to 5.5.
Date & time: 24 May 2020 03:52:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-05-23 21:52:21
Magnitude: 5.5
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.412°N / 93.861°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (201 km / 125 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
139 km (86 mi) SW of La Palma (pop: 678)
154 km (95 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900)
158 km (98 mi) SSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
171 km (106 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
181 km (112 mi) WSW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
187 km (116 mi) S of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
361 km (225 mi) W of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
791 km (491 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
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
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
Also if you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable also to earthquake science and earthquake hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.510 km153 Km al suroeste de Mapastepec, México (Mexico)INETER
M 5.410 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.556 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 5.516 km125km SW of Mapastepec, MexicoUSGS
M 5.152 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.311 km165 km al SUROESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS (Mexico)SSN

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
1182 km WNW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Aftershocks of the 5.5 quake 181 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 2020-05-23 21:52:21

More info
Recorded aftershocks, latest first (13 quakes):
  • 11 Jul 2020 15:00 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 07 Jul 2020 09:43 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    25 km (15.5 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 30 Jun 2020 08:10 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Jun 2020 21:28 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    20 km (12.4 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Jun 2020 08:45 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 15 Jun 2020 20:03 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Jun 2020 23:15 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 27 May 2020 19:45 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    21 km (13 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (5 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 May 2020 16:50 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    17 km (10.6 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 May 2020 13:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 May 2020 12:12 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    8 km (5 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 24 May 2020 10:55 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 May 2020 09:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    7 km (4.3 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Moderate mag. 5.5 earthquake - 181 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-05-23 21:52:21
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
 

More on VolcanoDiscovery

 
Why is there advertising on this site?

Support us!

Maintaining the website and our free apps is a time- and cost-intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support our team to develop further features and get the upgraded ad-free version, consider making a donation (PayPal or Online cc payment).
Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive back to 1900
  • Additional data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.