Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - La Concepión, 20 km southwest of Villa Comaltitlan, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - La Concepión, 20 km southwest of Villa Comaltitlan, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 93 km depth

17 Sep 01:21 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
17 Sep 01:56: Now using data updates from SSN
17 Sep 02:07: Magnitude recalculated from 5.3 to 5.2.
Date & time: Sep 17, 2020 01:13:59 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 93.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.08°N / 92.7°W (La Concepión, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.08°S / 87.3°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
12 km (7 mi) SW of Hidalgo (pop: 1,640) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) W of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SE of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> See nearby quakes!
88 km (55 mi) SW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
192 km (119 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
837 km (520 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.293 km25 Km Al OESTE De HUIXTLA, CHIS, MexicoSSN
5.385 km12 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, MexicoINETER
5.2131 kmGuatemalaEMSC
5.296 km7 Km SSW of Motozintla, MexicoUSGS
5.2115 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGeoAu
5.210 km- 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, MexicoGFZ

User reports for this quake (10)

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Guatemala - Villa Nueva (236.2 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt / very short : Mis loros los sintieron y se lastimaron. Only my parrots felt the earthquake, they got hurt | One user found this interesting.  
San Cristobal de las casas (184.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tapachula, Chiapas (51.7 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas (189.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Mixco, Municipio de Mixco, Guatemala (234.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) (reported through our app)
San Cristobal de las casas (184.3 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
San Miguel Topilejo, Tlalpan Borough, Mexico City (831.1 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
Tapachula / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s
Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, Guatemala / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
San Antonio del Monte (Mexico, 168 km NW of epicenter) : Enough to shake my TV and feel it definitely. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (9 quakes)

  • 10 Nov 2020 19:54 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    107 km (66.5 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Nov 2020 21:39 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 28 Oct 2020 09:58 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    20 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 24 Oct 2020 08:02 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    99 km (61.5 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 09:41 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    98 km (60.9 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 Oct 2020 00:12 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    91 km (56.5 mi) depth
    |
    6 km (4 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 Oct 2020 09:11 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    101 km (62.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 Oct 2020 19:01 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    100 km (62.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 18 Sep 2020 07:40 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    93 km (57.8 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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