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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 24 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, Mexico on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Light mag. 4.7 earthquake  - 24 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, Mexico on Tuesday, 13 October 2020
13 Oct 00:28 UTC: First to report: INETER after 15 minutes.
13 Oct 00:42: Magnitude recalculated from 5.2 to 5.0. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 58.0 to 62.0 km (from 36 to 39 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 4.3 km (2.7 mi) towards NE.
13 Oct 00:42: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:12 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-12 19:12:38 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 91.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.06°N / 92.75°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (73 km / 45 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NW of Las Brisas del Huayate (pop: 200)
8 km (5 mi) NW of Aztlán (pop: 300)
10 km (6 mi) SW of Miguel Hidalgo (pop: 100)
56 km (35 mi) NW of Tapachula (pop: 198,000)
193 km (120 mi) SE of Tuxtla (pop: 481,100)
834 km (518 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 30°C (86 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from W
Primary data source: SSN
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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.
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-10-12 19:12:38 (Hora de México) (13 Oct 00:12:38 UTC)M 4.7 / 91 km24 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, MexicoSSN
12 Oct 7:12 pm (GMT -5) (13 Oct 00:12:40 UTC)M 4.3 / 85.7 km1 Km WNW of Francisco I. Madero, MexicoUSGS
2020-10-12 18:12:38 (13 Oct 00:12:38 UTC)M 5.0 / 62 km31 Km Al SUROESTE De HUIXTLA, CHIS, MexicoINETER

User reports for this quake (2)

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San Marcos La Laguna (164 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : i was sitting on the wooden dock at lake atitlan and it began to swing side to side for about 5-10 seconds, stopped for a moment, then continued a few more seconds | One user found this interesting.
130.8 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Second floor computer monitors shook, glasses moved on table

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Light mag. 4.7 earthquake - 24 Km Al Suroeste De Pueblo Nuevo, México, Mexico on Tuesday, 13 October 2020

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