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Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 134 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm (GMT -6) -

Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 134 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm (GMT -6) Strong mag. 5.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 134 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Thursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm (GMT -6)

Strong magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

10 Mar 19:43 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 9 minutes.
10 Mar 19:47: Now using data updates from USGS
10 Mar 19:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Thu, 10 Mar 2022, 19:48
Moderate magnitude 4.9 quake hits 98 km southwest of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico around noon
4.9 quake 10 Mar 1:34 pm (GMT -6)
4.9 quake 10 Mar 1:34 pm (GMT -6)
The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in Mexico near Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Tapachula, Chiapas, only 14 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Thursday, March 10th, 2022, at 1:34 pm local time at a moderately shallow depth of 35 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 as well. Other agencies reporting the same quake include the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake at magnitude 4.9, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 4.9.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Badenia (pop. 320) located 68 km from the epicenter, Puerto Madero (pop. 9,600) 72 km away, Mazatlan (pop. 6,800) 78 km away, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (pop. 13,700) 87 km away, Vida Mejor I (pop. 6,500) 91 km away, Huehuetan (pop. 7,800) 95 km away, Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop. 202,700) 98 km away, Ciudad Hidalgo (pop. 14,600) 98 km away, and Huixtla (pop. 32,000) 98 km away.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMar 10, 2022 19:34:24 UTC -
Local time at epicenterThursday, Mar 10, 2022 at 1:34 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.1
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.46°N / 93.42°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode14.46°S / 86.58°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTacana (159 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities100 km (62 mi) WSW of San José el Hueyate (Barra de San José) (pop: 756) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
128 km (79 mi) SW of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
134 km (84 mi) WSW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
148 km (92 mi) WSW of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
162 km (100 mi) SW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) SSE of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) S of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
821 km (510 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 27.1°C (81 F), humidity: 66%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from W
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 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
5.116 kmMexico: 123 Km Al SUROESTE De MAPASTEPEC, CHISSSN
4.940 kmOFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
5.135 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoRaspberryShake
4.828 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
5.07 kmMexico: 79 Km Al Oeste De El Gancho MéxicoINETER
5.135 km71 Km WSW of Puerto Madero, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (6 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
May 8, 2022 09:53
6 weeks ago
3.9

9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 136 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
May 4, 2022 07:30
7 weeks ago
4.1

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 144 km SW of Huixtla, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Apr 27, 2022 07:51
8 weeks ago
4.2

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 116 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 2022 10:47
15 weeks ago
4.2

25 km
North Pacific Ocean, 117 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 12, 2022 00:00
15 weeks ago
4.2

13 km
North Pacific Ocean, 136 km SW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore
Mar 10, 2022 19:58
15 weeks ago
4.5

11 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, MexicoMore

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