Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 22:43 (GMT)

Very strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 90 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 22:43 (GMT)

Very strong magnitude 6.0 earthquake at 14 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: May 1, 2012 22:43:33 UTC
Magnitude: 6
Depth: 14.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.376°N / 92.897°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.376°S / 87.103°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
64 km (40 mi) SW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) WSW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) WSW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
91 km (56 mi) SW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (62 mi) SSW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) --> See nearby quakes!
104 km (65 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
869 km (540 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 6.3 x 1013 joules (17.5 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 15080 tons of TNT or 0.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.014 kmoffshore Chiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (69 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Oct 26, 2012 21:59
9 years ago
3.7

54 km
North Pacific Ocean, 32 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Oct 23, 2012 11:21
9 years ago
3.8

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 22, 2012 16:36
9 years ago
3.3

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 21, 2012 06:16
9 years ago
3.2

45 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 15, 2012 19:54
9 years ago
3.1

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 14, 2012 13:08
9 years ago
3.4

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 9, 2012 13:03
9 years ago
3.7

88 km
North Pacific Ocean, 6.6 km S of Badenia, Mazatan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 7, 2012 14:37
9 years ago
3.2

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 57 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 3, 2012 04:33
9 years ago
3.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 30, 2012 13:35
9 years ago
3.3

86 km
North Pacific Ocean, 13 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 30, 2012 13:32
9 years ago
3.7

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 88 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 30, 2012 06:46
9 years ago
3.6

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 94 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 27, 2012 12:23
9 years ago
3.7

55 km
North Pacific Ocean, 23 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 25, 2012 09:28
9 years ago
3.9

27 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 25, 2012 08:49
9 years ago
3.6

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 38 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 23, 2012 21:36
9 years ago
3.5

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 21, 2012 18:56
9 years ago
3.6

74 km
North Pacific Ocean, 25 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
Sep 21, 2012 10:00
9 years ago
3.5

43 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 20, 2012 11:00
9 years ago
3.6

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 77 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 18, 2012 01:29
9 years ago
3.5

76 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Sep 17, 2012 16:27
9 years ago
3.4

89 km
North Pacific Ocean, 11 km NW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 16, 2012 08:25
9 years ago
4.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 81 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 16, 2012 08:25
9 years ago
4.5

35 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Sep 14, 2012 16:45
9 years ago
3.7

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 30, 2012 16:43
9 years ago
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 30, 2012 16:41
9 years ago
3.6

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 30, 2012 16:17
9 years ago
3.8

7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 58 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 30, 2012 15:31
9 years ago
3.9

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 61 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 30, 2012 03:57
9 years ago
3.7

4 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 30, 2012 03:16
9 years ago
3.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 132 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 25, 2012 13:41
9 years ago
2.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 76 km W of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 25, 2012 03:09
9 years ago
3.5

26 km
North Pacific Ocean, 90 km SW of Escuintla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 24, 2012 13:14
9 years ago
3.6

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 136 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 23, 2012 22:26
9 years ago
3.6

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 40 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 22, 2012 02:34
9 years ago
3.7

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 62 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Aug 14, 2012 06:05
9 years ago
4.1

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 13, 2012 16:58
9 years ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 73 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Aug 8, 2012 03:50
9 years ago
4.1

77 km
North Pacific Ocean, 13 km W of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 29, 2012 12:22
9 years ago
6.0

36 km
North Pacific Ocean, 26 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Jul 20, 2012 17:23
9 years ago
4.2

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of Aztlan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jul 10, 2012 04:49
9 years ago
4.2

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
Jun 30, 2012 00:52
9 years ago
4.0

47 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 21, 2012 17:32
9 years ago
4.3

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 148 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2012 05:36
9 years ago
4.1

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 130 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2012 03:36
9 years ago
4.2

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 89 km SW of Aztlan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Jun 18, 2012 02:53
9 years ago
4.8

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
Jun 10, 2012 06:58
9 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 91 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
Jun 5, 2012 03:24
10 years ago
4.4

20 km
North Pacific Ocean, 92 km SW of Ocos, GuatemalaMore
Jun 3, 2012 18:35
10 years ago
4.0

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 27, 2012 13:41
10 years ago
4.9

48 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 19, 2012 16:37
10 years ago
4.1

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 87 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
May 19, 2012 04:43
10 years ago
4.0

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 13, 2012 14:09
10 years ago
4.1

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 85 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
May 6, 2012 16:43
10 years ago
4.0

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 68 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
May 6, 2012 00:29
10 years ago
4.1

24 km
North Pacific Ocean, 148 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 6, 2012 00:05
10 years ago
4.1

9.3 km
North Pacific Ocean, 134 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2012 23:49
10 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 131 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2012 22:39
10 years ago
4.0

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 141 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2012 03:04
10 years ago
4.1

12 km
North Pacific Ocean, 133 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 5, 2012 02:05
10 years ago
4.2

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 82 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 4, 2012 04:41
10 years ago
4.1

93 km
North Pacific Ocean, 145 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 3, 2012 08:14
10 years ago
4.2

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 84 km SW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José), MexicoMore
May 2, 2012 14:51
10 years ago
4.1

85 km
North Pacific Ocean, 69 km W of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 2, 2012 11:13
10 years ago
4.2

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 145 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 2, 2012 06:13
10 years ago
4.4

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 86 km SW of Mazatlan, Mazatan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 1, 2012 23:52
10 years ago
4.5

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 70 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 1, 2012 23:33
10 years ago
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 78 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 1, 2012 23:22
10 years ago
4.1

5 km
North Pacific Ocean, 125 km SW of Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 1, 2012 22:56
10 years ago
4.6

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 93 km SW of Puerto Madero, Tapachula, Chiapas, MexicoMore
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