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Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 30 km west of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 30 km west of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00 am (GMT -5) Light mag. 4.4 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 30 km west of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.4 earthquake at 94 km depth

23 May 13:21 UTC: First to report: SSN after 21 minutes.
Update Mon, 23 May 2022, 13:27
Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes near Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico
4.4 quake 23 May 8:00 am (GMT -5)
4.4 quake 23 May 8:00 am (GMT -5)
Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck near Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Monday, May 23rd, 2022, at 8:00 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 94 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (pop. 1000) located 9 km from the epicenter, Joaquin Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (pop. 1,600) 22 km away, El Carmen (pop. 1,400) 23 km away, Mapastepec (pop. 17,900) 30 km away, Pijijiapan (pop. 16,900) 35 km away, Ulapa (pop. 1,900) 41 km away, Acapeteahua (pop. 6,200) 52 km away, Acacoyagua (pop. 7,500) 53 km away, and Escuintla (pop. 9,600) 55 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 23, 2022 13:00:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenterMonday, May 23, 2022 at 8:00 am (GMT -5)
Depth94.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.37°N / 93.17°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode15.37°S / 86.83°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTacana (117 km / 73 mi)
Nearby towns and cities9 km (5 mi) S of La Esperanza (El Zapotal) (pop: 1,030) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
22 km (13 mi) SSW of Joaquin Miguel Gutiérrez (Margaritas) (pop: 1,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (18 mi) WSW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) S of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) W of Ulapa (pop: 1,940) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
55 km (34 mi) W of Escuintla (pop: 9,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) WNW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
777 km (483 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released2.5 x 1011 joules (69.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 60 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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