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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, Mexico on Saturday, 19 September 2020

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake  - 45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, Mexico on Saturday, 19 September 2020
19 Sep 06:07 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
19 Sep 06:14: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.3. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 34.0 to 33.0 km (from 21 to 21 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 21 km (12.7 mi) towards SW.
Date & time: Saturday, 19 September 2020 06:03 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-09-19 00:03:01
Magnitude: 5.3
Depth: 33.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.611°N / 92.674°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
28 km (17 mi) SW of San Simón (pop: 200)
29 km (18 mi) SW of 19 de Abril (pop: 200)
29 km (18 mi) SW of Badenia (pop: 300)
55 km (34 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
127 km (79 mi) SW of Quetzaltenango (pop: 132,200)
871 km (541 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 80%, wind: 3 km/h (1 kts) from ENE
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1012 joules (1.56 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1344 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-09-19 00:03:01 (19 Sep 06:03:01 UTC)M 5.3 / 33 km45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, MexicoINETER
Sat, 19 Sep 06:03 UTCM 4.4 / 73.1 km9 Km NW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
2020-09-19 01:03:01 (Hora de México) (19 Sep 06:03:01 UTC)M 4.6 / 16 km75 Km Al SUROESTE De TAPACHULA, CHIS, MexicoSSN
Sat, 19 Sep 06:03 UTCM 4.7 / 76 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ

User reports for this quake (11)

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Guatemala City (226.4 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : I didn't feel it, but my parrots were sleeping and they went crazy and got hurt | One user found this interesting. (reported through our app)
3354.3 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
130.5 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
100.8 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s
Oxnard / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Earthquake Felt at 23:39 sept 18, 2020. It lasted for a few seconds. I felt it laying in bed. Got up and looked at the chandelier and it was slowly swaying.
Orange / not felt
Koreatown, Los Angeles 90004 / not felt / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 20-30 s : My dog barked before it happened. I heard it before I felt it. It felt 30 seconds long.
Beaumont Texas / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Oxnard, Ca 93035 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Irvine / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Adelanto CA / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s

Aftershocks of the 5.3 quake: 45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, Mexico, 19 Sep 2020 06:03

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (11 quakes):
  • 18 Oct 2020 17:21 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    72 km (44.7 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 17 Oct 2020 09:00 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    60 km (37.3 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Oct 2020 04:32 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 21:54 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    10 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 21:19 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    73 km (45.4 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Oct 2020 15:49 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    68 km (42.3 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 03 Oct 2020 02:18 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    9 km (5.6 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 22 Sep 2020 21:37 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    59 km (36.7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 Sep 2020 19:37 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    6 km (3.7 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 Sep 2020 18:27 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    64 km (39.8 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 Sep 2020 06:06 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    82 km (51 mi) depth
    |
    16 km (10 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - 45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, Mexico on Saturday, 19 September 2020

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