Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, May 30, 1992 at 16:30 (GMT)

Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 89 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Saturday, May 30, 1992 at 16:30 (GMT)

Strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake at 55 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 30, 1992 16:30:01 UTC
Magnitude: 6.3
Depth: 54.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.442°N / 92.931°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.442°S / 87.069°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
63 km (39 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) WSW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
94 km (58 mi) SSW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SW of Tuxtla Chico (pop: 7,030) --> See nearby quakes!
861 km (535 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1014 joules (49.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 42502 tons of TNT or 2.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.355 kmoffshore Chiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (31 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 25, 1992 10:37
29 years ago
4.6

74 km
North Pacific Ocean, 52 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 24, 1992 07:32
29 years ago
4.5

66 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 14, 1992 17:57
29 years ago
4.3

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 107 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 9, 1992 10:45
29 years ago
4.7

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 117 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 9, 1992 10:39
29 years ago
4.6

65 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km W of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 9, 1992 04:22
29 years ago
4.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 149 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 8, 1992 17:52
29 years ago
4.8

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 107 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 7, 1992 10:26
29 years ago
4.6

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 130 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 16, 1992 21:21
29 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km SW of Coatepec, Quetzaltenango, GuatemalaMore
Jun 8, 1992 07:52
30 years ago
4.6

40 km
North Pacific Ocean, 96 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 1, 1992 18:14
30 years ago
4.7

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 170 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 1, 1992 17:01
30 years ago
4.6

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 1, 1992 16:44
30 years ago
4.6

62 km
North Pacific Ocean, 108 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 31, 1992 21:54
30 years ago
4.6

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 31, 1992 08:51
30 years ago
4.1

49 km
North Pacific Ocean, 123 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 31, 1992 02:02
30 years ago
4.3

63 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 31, 1992 01:56
30 years ago
4.2

42 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 23:34
30 years ago
4.6

51 km
North Pacific Ocean, 109 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 23:00
30 years ago
4.3

53 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 21:45
30 years ago
4.5

28 km
North Pacific Ocean, 278 km W of Guatemala, Departamento de GuatemalaMore
May 30, 1992 20:33
30 years ago
4.3

33 km
North Pacific Ocean, 143 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 20:26
30 years ago
4.3

39 km
North Pacific Ocean, 143 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 20:20
30 years ago
4.5

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 19:34
30 years ago
4.5

46 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 18:42
30 years ago
4.2

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 18:34
30 years ago
4.6

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 99 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 18:31
30 years ago
4.4

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 126 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 18:21
30 years ago
4.3

29 km
North Pacific Ocean, 161 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 16:59
30 years ago
4.3

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 121 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 16:53
30 years ago
4.3

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 104 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 30, 1992 16:43
30 years ago
4.4

50 km
North Pacific Ocean, 125 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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