Mag. 4.6 earthquake - 124 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-10-01 17:56:15 (Hora de México) -

Mag. 4.6 earthquake  - 124 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-10-01 17:56:15 (Hora de México)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 16 km depth

1 Oct 23:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
1 Oct 23:07: Epicenter location corrected by 5.9 km (3.7 mi) towards NE.
1 Oct 23:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: 1 Oct 2020 10:56:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-01 17:56:15 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.07°N / 93.02°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (162 km / 101 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
96 km (60 mi) SW of Playa Linda (Tapachula) (pop: 457)
97 km (60 mi) SW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,650)
100 km (62 mi) WSW of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700)
107 km (67 mi) SW of Mazatán (pop: 5,940)
124 km (77 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
133 km (83 mi) SSW of Huixtla (pop: 29,300)
138 km (86 mi) SW of Cacahoatán (pop: 14,400)
882 km (548 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 29.3°C (85 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from W
Primary data source: SSN
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
M 4.616 km115 Km Al SUROESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, MexicoSSN
M 5.219 km92 Km Al Suroeste De El Gancho México, MexicoINETER
M 4.635 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 4.635 km41 Km SW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS
M 4.754 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ

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