Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - San Nicolás, 72 km southwest of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2021-07-25 00:21:31 (Hora de México) -

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - San Nicolás, 72 km southwest of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2021-07-25 00:21:31 (Hora de México)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 214 km depth

25 Jul 05:28 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
25 Jul 05:42: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 25 Jul 2021, 05:33
Moderate yet deep magnitude 5.0 quake hits 32 km southwest of Comitan, Mexico after midnight
5.0 quake 25 Jul 12:21 am (GMT -5)
5.0 quake 25 Jul 12:21 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 occurred only 11 minutes ago 32 km southwest of Comitan, Mexico, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate to considerable depth of 208 km beneath the epicenter near Comitan, Comitán Municipality, Chiapas, Mexico, after midnight on Sunday 25 July 2021 at 12:21 am local time. 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 5.0 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Puerto Rico (pop. 800) located 5 km from the epicenter, Comitan (pop. 97,500) 32 km away, Comalapa (pop. 18,700) 37 km away, Las Rosas (pop. 18,800) 45 km away, Las Margaritas (pop. 20,800) 47 km away, Venustiano Carranza (pop. 15,500) 52 km away, Motozintla (pop. 23,800) 68 km away, and San Cristobal (pop. 158,000) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Jul 25, 2021 05:21:31 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2021-07-25 00:21:31 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 5
Depth: 214.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.77°N / 92.59°W (San Nicolás, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.77°S / 87.41°E
Nearest volcano: Tacana (96 km / 60 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) ESE of La Paz (pop: 524) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (31 mi) WNW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) NE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) NW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (44 mi) SSW of Las Rosas (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
71 km (44 mi) N of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) --> See nearby quakes!
72 km (45 mi) SW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
89 km (55 mi) SE of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> See nearby quakes!
123 km (77 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutierres (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
804 km (499 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 15.1°C (59 F), humidity: 87%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from S
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 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.
5.0214 kmMexico: 48 Km Al NORESTE De MAPASTEPEC, CHISSSN
4.9208 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGFZ
5.0204 km6 Km NNE of Nueva América, MexicoUSGS
5.0205 kmChiapas, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (5)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Coyoacan, Mexico City (797.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Cancun / not felt
Municipio de Concepción Huista, departamento de H (100.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Chahuites Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Chahuites Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

  • 11 Aug 2021 06:22 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    170 km (105.6 mi) depth
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 01 Aug 2021 18:08 UTC
    | M 3.5 |
    183 km (113.7 mi) depth
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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