Light magnitude 4.5 earthquake at 69 km depth
6 Jul 06:49 UTC: First to report: INETER after 8 minutes.
6 Jul 06:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Tue, 6 Jul 2021, 06:57Moderate magnitude 4.5 earthquake 42 km southwest of Tapachula, Mexico
4.5 quake 6 Jul 1:41 am (GMT -5)
A moderately shallow magnitude 4.5 earthquake was reported early morning near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Tuesday 6 July 2021 at 1:41 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 69 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Madero (pop. 9,600) located 15 km from the epicenter, Mazatlan (pop. 6,800) 27 km away, Buenos Aires (pop. 4,300) 29 km away, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop. 13,700) 34 km away, Vida Mejor I (pop. 6,500) 35 km away, Ciudad Hidalgo (pop. 14,600) 40 km away, Tapachula (pop. 202,700) 42 km away, Cacahoatan (pop. 16,600) 56 km away, and Huixtla (pop. 32,000) 57 km away.
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