Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 9.3 km west of Agua Fria, Tila, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake  - 9.3 km west of Agua Fria, Tila, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 5.9 earthquake at 17 km depth

29 Nov 08:35 UTC: First to report: INETER after 28 minutes.
Update Sun, 29 Nov 2020, 08:54
Significant magnitude 5.9 earthquake 93 km northeast of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico
5.9 quake 29 Nov 2:07 am (GMT -6)
5.9 quake 29 Nov 2:07 am (GMT -6)
Mexico was shaken near Veinte de Noviembre by an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 47 minutes ago, the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 17 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 2.07 am local time. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been felt by everybody in the area of the epicenter. In those areas, dangerous ground shaking occurred with the potential to inflict moderate to heavy damage to buildings and other infrastructure. Towns or cities where the quake likely caused strong ground shaking include
Weak shaking might have been felt in Villahermosa (pop. 353,600) located 73 km from the epicenter, Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop. 537,100) 93 km away, and Ciudad del Carmen (pop. 169,500) 158 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: 5.9
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.421°N / 92.579°W (Tila, Chiapas, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (69 km / 43 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
4 km (2 mi) NW of Veinte de Noviembre (pop: 101) --> See nearby quakes!
21 km (13 mi) NW of Tila (Centro) (pop: 7,160) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (23 mi) S of Macuspana (Tabasco) (pop: 32,200) --> See nearby quakes!
38 km (24 mi) NW of Yajalon (Yajalón) (pop: 16,600) --> See nearby quakes!
42 km (26 mi) ESE of Teapa (Centro, Tabasco) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
53 km (33 mi) SE of Rio de Teapa (Tabasco) (pop: 26,500) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) W of Palenque/Temp (Palenque) (pop: 42,900) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) N of San Cristobal de las Casas (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) NE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
726 km (451 mi) ESE of Mexiko (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 12.5°C (54 F), humidity: 100%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Primary data source: INETER
Estimated released energy: 4.5 x 1013 joules (12.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 10676 tons of TNT or 0.7 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.917 km93 Km Al Noreste De Chiapas, México, MexicoINETER

User reports for this quake (10)

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tila, chiapas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : hola buenas tardes la verdad si se sintio muy fuerte verdad pero fue como vibracion cuestion de segundo pues deberian de poner mas atencion a esta zona de chiapas ya que hay muchos cerros y cañadas. | One user found this interesting.
375.5 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) (reported through our app)
1571.6 km N of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
393.7 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s (reported through our app)
San Salvador (546.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
469.7 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
1199.3 km W of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
72.1 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Los angeles, CA / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Felt it in bed.
Oaxaca, itsmo, mixtequilla / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short
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Aftershocks of the 5.9 quake 9.3 km west of Agua Fria, Tila, Chiapas, Mexico, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (8 quakes):
  • 16 Jan 2021 04:36 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 14 Jan 2021 06:40 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    37 km (23 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Jan 2021 10:34 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    18 km (11.2 mi) depth
    |
    52 km (32 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Jan 2021 10:01 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    15 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    43 km (27 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 25 Dec 2020 13:21 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    4 km (2.5 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 04 Dec 2020 21:43 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 Dec 2020 22:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    23 km (14.3 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 29 Nov 2020 09:04 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    5 km (3.1 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

Earlier earthquakes in the same area since 1900

Moderate mag. 5.9 earthquake - 9.3 km west of Agua Fria, Tila, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sunday, 29 Nov 2020 2:07 am (GMT -6)
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  • Date / time UTC
    | Mag |
    Depth
    |
    Age
    |
    Distance
    | Details
  • 23 Sep 1902 20:18
    | 7.8 |
    unknown
    |
    118 years ago
    |
    164km / 102mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 21 Oct 1995 02:38
    | 7.2 |
    159km / 99mi
    |
    25 years ago
    |
    115km / 71mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 14 Mar 1994 20:51
    | 6.9 |
    164km / 102mi
    |
    27 years ago
    |
    160km / 99mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 07 Apr 2011 13:11
    | 6.6 |
    166km / 103mi
    |
    10 years ago
    |
    188km / 117mi
    | Veracruz, Mexico
  • 17 Dec 2015 19:49
    | 6.5 |
    90km / 56mi
    |
    5 years ago
    |
    182km / 113mi
    | Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico
  • 12 Feb 2008 12:50
    | 6.5 |
    83km / 52mi
    |
    13 years ago
    |
    218km / 136mi
    | Oaxaca, Mexico
  • 16 Jan 2002 23:09
    | 6.4 |
    80km / 50mi
    |
    19 years ago
    |
    221km / 138mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 28 Nov 2001 14:32
    | 6.4 |
    85km / 53mi
    |
    19 years ago
    |
    213km / 133mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 31 Dec 1996 12:41
    | 6.4 |
    100km / 62mi
    |
    24 years ago
    |
    182km / 113mi
    | Chiapas, Mexico
  • 26 Aug 1959 08:25
    | 6.4 |
    31km / 19mi
    |
    61 years ago
    |
    214km / 133mi
    | Offshore Veracruz, Mexico
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