Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Villa Comaltitlán, 51 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Villa Comaltitlán, 51 km west of Tapachula, 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: 17 Sep 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 (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (66 km / 41 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 29,300)
45 km (28 mi) SSE of Mapastepec (pop: 16,100)
51 km (32 mi) WNW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
58 km (36 mi) SW of Motozintla (pop: 19,100)
58 km (36 mi) W of Cacahoatán (pop: 14,400)
79 km (49 mi) NW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
240 km (149 mi) WNW of Guatemala City (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
837 km (520 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: SSN
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.293 km25 Km Al OESTE De HUIXTLA, CHIS, MexicoSSN
M 5.385 km12 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, MexicoINETER
M 5.2131 kmGuatemalaEMSC
M 5.296 km7 Km SSW of Motozintla, MexicoUSGS
M 5.2115 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGeoAu
M 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
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)
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
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 of the 5.2 quake Villa Comaltitlán, 51 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México)

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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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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Villa Comaltitlán, 51 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-09-16 20:13:59 (Hora de México)

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