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, 05:33Moderate 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)
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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