Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 8:34 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 51 km southwest of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 8:34 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 63 km depth

12 Nov 02:49 UTC: First to report: SSN after 15 minutes.
Update Thu, 12 Nov 2020, 02:51
Magnitude 4.3 earthquake strikes near Tapachula, Mexico
4.3 quake 24 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico, 11 Nov 8.34 pm (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 24 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico, 11 Nov 8.34 pm (GMT -6)
Just 17 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near the town of Puerto Madero, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Wednesday 11 November 2020 at 8.34 pm local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 63 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in Puerto Madero (pop. 9,700) located 24 km from the epicenter, Playa Linda (pop. 500) 24 km away, El Encanto (pop. 1,700) 26 km away, Barra de Cahuacan (Las Gaviotas) (pop. 200) 26 km away, San Simón (pop. 200) 27 km away, and Tapachula (pop. 198,000) 51 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Huixtla (pop. 29,300) located 65 km from the epicenter, and Motozintla (pop. 19,100) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 12, 2020 02:34:00 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, Nov 11, 2020 8:34 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.57°N / 92.58°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 14.57°S / 87.42°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (80 km / 50 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Puerto Madero (Tapachula) (pop: 9,560) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SSW of Mazatlan (Mazatán) (pop: 6,840) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) W of Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop: 13,700) --> See nearby quakes!
48 km (30 mi) WSW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) WSW of Frontera Hidalgo (pop: 3,520) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Tapachula (pop: 202,700) --> See nearby quakes!
54 km (34 mi) SSW of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) SW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
881 km (548 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 25°C (77 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from W
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.363 km47 Km Al OESTE De CD HIDALGO, CHIS, MexicoSSN
4.363 kmOFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC

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