Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 30 km southwest of Puerto Madero, Mexico, on 2020-09-19 00:03:01 -

Moderate mag. 5.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 30 km southwest of Puerto Madero, Mexico, on 2020-09-19 00:03:01

Moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake at 33 km depth

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: Sep 19, 2020 06:03:01 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 (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.611°S / 87.326°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (63 km / 39 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
29 km (18 mi) SSW of Badenia (pop: 322) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) SSE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
871 km (541 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
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) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
5.333 km45 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho México, MexicoINETER
4.473 km9 Km NW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
4.616 km75 Km Al SUROESTE De TAPACHULA, CHIS, MexicoSSN
4.776 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ

User reports for this quake (12)

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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)  
Pasadena, Los Angeles, California (3354.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 20-30 s
Almolonga, Quetzaltenango (130.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s
La Union, Municipio de San Marcos, San Marcos (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
San Antonio Palopó (Guatemala, 152 km E of epicenter) : This has to be 5.5. Still shaken (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (16 quakes)

  • 12 Nov 2020 02:34 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    63 km (39.1 mi) depth
    |
    11 km (7 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 11 Nov 2020 15:57 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    8 km (5 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 05 Nov 2020 20:59 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    77 km (47.8 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 12:58 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    5 km (3 mi) distance
    | INETER | Details
  • 25 Oct 2020 12:47 UTC
    | M 5.1 |
    48 km (29.8 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 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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