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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - 18 km southeast of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 104 km depth

28 Dec 05:00 UTC: First to report: INETER after 4 minutes.
28 Dec 05:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Tue, 28 Dec 2021, 05:15
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 18 km southeast of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico
4.3 quake 27 Dec 10:56 pm (GMT -6)
4.3 quake 27 Dec 10:56 pm (GMT -6)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. The tremor was recorded late at night on Monday, December 27th, 2021, at 10:56 pm local time, at an intermediate depth of 104 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Frontera Hidalgo (pop. 3,500) located 1 km from the epicenter, Ciudad Hidalgo (pop. 14,600) 10 km away, Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop. 202,700) 18 km away, Cacahoatan (pop. 16,600) 25 km away, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop. 13,700) 27 km away, Coatepec (pop. 45,700) 34 km away, San Pedro Sacatepéquez (pop. 40,000) 49 km away, Huixtla (pop. 32,000) 52 km away, and Motozintla (pop. 23,800) 67 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 28, 2021 04:56:21 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 27, 2021 at 10:56 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.3
Depth104.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.77°N / 92.17°W (Frontera Hidalgo, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode14.77°S / 87.83°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTacana (41 km / 25 mi)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) SE of Frontera Hidalgo (pop: 3,520) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) NNW of Ciudad Hidalgo (pop: 14,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
18 km (11 mi) SSE of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
25 km (15 mi) S of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
34 km (21 mi) WNW of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala) (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) WSW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (San Marcos, Guatemala) (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
52 km (32 mi) SE of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) S of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
243 km (151 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
903 km (561 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 22.9°C (73 F), humidity: 84%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.3104 kmGuatemala: 18 Km Al Sureste De Tapachula, MéxicoSSN
3.888 kmMexico: 10 Km Al NORTE De CD HIDALGO, CHISINETER
4.3104 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC

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