Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Salto de Agua, Chiapas, 30 km southeast of Macuspana (Tabasco), Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6) -

Mag. 4.9 earthquake  - Salto de Agua, Chiapas, 30 km southeast of Macuspana (Tabasco), Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.9 earthquake at 16 km depth

29 Nov 08:17 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 10 minutes.
29 Nov 08:20: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 40.0 to 60.0 km (from 25 to 37 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 16 km (9.9 mi) towards E.
29 Nov 08:28: Magnitude recalculated from 5.1 to 4.6. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 60.0 to 2.0 km (from 37 to 1.2 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 42 km (26 mi) towards WSW.
29 Nov 08:35: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:24
Significant magnitude 5.1 earthquake 141 km northeast of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
5.1 quake 29 Nov 2:07 am (GMT -6)
5.1 quake 29 Nov 2:07 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred early morning on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 2.07 am local time near San Mateo, Mexico, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a moderately shallow depth of 60 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
A second report was later issued by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), which listed it as a magnitude 4.8 earthquake.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc. Weak shaking might have been felt in San Mateo (pop. 300) located 2 km from the epicenter, Palenque (pop. 36,700) 12 km away, Las Colmenas (pop. 300) 18 km away, Doctor Samuel Leon Brindis (pop. 1,300) 21 km away, El Esquinero (pop. 100) 25 km away, Villahermosa (pop. 353,600) 102 km away, Ciudad del Carmen (pop. 169,500) 124 km away, and Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop. 537,100) 141 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Nov 2020 08:07:32 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.63°N / 92.35°W (Salto de Agua, Chiapas, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (124 km / 77 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) N of Salto de Agua (pop: 5,200) --> See nearby quakes!
10 km (6 mi) SSE of Allende Bajo 2da. Seccion (San Diego) (Tabasco) (pop: 42) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) W of Dos Arroyos 2da. Seccion (La Calzada) (pop: 233) --> See nearby quakes!
16 km (10 mi) E of Profesor Caparroso 1ra. Seccion (Tabasco) (pop: 621) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (12 mi) NNE of Cruz Palenque (pop: 259) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) NE of Alvaro Obregon (pop: 983) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) ESE of Macuspana (Tabasco) (pop: 32,200) --> See nearby quakes!
41 km (26 mi) WNW of Palenque/Temp (Palenque) (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
126 km (78 mi) NE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
742 km (461 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 21.6°C (71 F), humidity: 94%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from ESE
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 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.
MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 4.916 km29 Km Al SURESTE De BENITO JUAREZ, TAB, MexicoSSN
M 4.910 kmChiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 4.610 kmChiapas, MexicoUSGS
M 4.62 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC

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Salto de agua estado de Chiapas / Very strong shaking (MMI VII) : Esto también pasó en el ejido las palmas municipio salto de agua Chiapas como a las 2:19 de la madrugada y si se movía todo la casa de donde dormíamos.
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Mag. 4.9 earthquake - Salto de Agua, Chiapas, 30 km southeast of Macuspana (Tabasco), Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)
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