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Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 198 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:36 am (GMT -5) -

Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 198 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:36 am (GMT -5) Strong mag. 5.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 198 km west of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez, Mexico, on Saturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:36 am (GMT -5)

Strong magnitude 5.6 earthquake at 10 km depth

1 Oct 16:41 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 5 minutes.
1 Oct 16:44: Now using data updates from GFZ
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1 Oct 17:35: Magnitude recalculated from 5.5 to 5.6.
Update Sat, 1 Oct 2022, 16:48

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Tonala, Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexico

5.3 quake 1 Oct 10:36 am (GMT -6)
5.3 quake 1 Oct 10:36 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 occurred in the morning on Saturday, October 1st, 2022, at 10:36 am local time near Tonala, Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexico, as reported by the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 10 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 5.2 earthquake.
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 Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop. 1,800) located 65 km from the epicenter, Pijijiapan (pop. 16,900) 82 km away, Paredon (pop. 6,100) 85 km away, Tonala (pop. 35,300) 90 km away, Arriaga (pop. 24,400) 105 km away, and Villaflores (pop. 37,200) 123 km away.
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Earthquake details

Date & timeOct 1, 2022 16:36:51 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSaturday, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:36 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude5.6
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.89°N / 94.1°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode14.89°S / 85.9°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt14 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTacana (215 km / 134 mi)
Nearby towns and cities114 km (71 mi) SSW of El Manguito (Tonalá) (pop: 821) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) SSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
151 km (94 mi) S of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
174 km (108 mi) SSW of Villaflores (pop: 37,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
185 km (115 mi) SE of Salina Cruz (pop: 76,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) W of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
198 km (123 mi) SSE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
735 km (457 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeScattered Clouds 27.6°C (82 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 7 m/s (13 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released1.6 x 1013 joules (4.4 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 3788 tons of TNT or 0.2 atomic bombs!) | 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
5.610 kmMexico: 130 Km Al SUROESTE De PIJIJIAPAN, CHISSSN
5.552 kmOFFSHORE CHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
5.524 kmNear Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoRaspberryShake
5.250 kmMexico: Near Tuxtla GutiérrezRENASS
5.73 kmMexico: 91 Km Al Sur De Buenavista, MéxicoINETER
5.620 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, Mexico [Sea: Mexico]INGV
5.528 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
5.523 kmNear the Coast of Oaxaca, MexicoUSGS
5.510 kmNear Coast Of Oaxaca, MexicoIRIS
5.762 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu

Seismograms

Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 741 km / 460 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Tegucigalpa, Honduras: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (15)

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Ocozocoautla, espinosa, chiapas (222.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vertical swinging (up and down) : Estaba en mi cama acostada y sentí se empezó a mover, luego de eso me fui con calma al patio, ahí me encontré con mi familia, no tardó tanto | One user found this interesting.  
Tonala, Chiapas (138 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Fue un movimiento de hamaquro, duro aproximadamente 30 segundos | 2 users found this interesting.  
los tigres veracruz (359.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : estaba sentado comiendo y se empesaron a mover las cosas en la cosina y las sillas | One user found this interesting.  
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (233.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Todo de movió | One user found this interesting.  
San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Marcos (251.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 15-20 s : Sensible en San Marcos Guatemala leve a medio. | One user found this interesting.  
Chiapas (234.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Sentada en el sillón y sentobquebme moví de lado a lado | One user found this interesting.  
los tigres veracruz (359.5 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : estaba sentado comiendo y se empesaron a mover las cosas en la cosina y las sillas | One user found this interesting.  
Tuxtla (232.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Un movimiento leve | One user found this interesting.  
Tuxtla Gutiérrez / not felt : Fuerte | One user found this interesting.  
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas (229.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Tuxtla Gutierrez (234.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Tuxtla Gutiérrez Chiapas (232.8 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
San cristóbal de las Casas (248.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
San Cristobal de las Casas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
salina cruz / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating

Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (24 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Nov 29, 2022 17:23
9 days ago
4.1

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 138 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 22, 2022 10:11
2 weeks ago
3.7

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 127 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 13, 2022 22:44
4 weeks ago
3.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 169 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 11, 2022 08:00
4 weeks ago
3.9

32 km
North Pacific Ocean, 109 km SW of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 11, 2022 05:33
4 weeks ago
4.0

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 156 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 9, 2022 16:50
4 weeks ago
4.2

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 149 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 7, 2022 04:28
4 weeks ago
4.1

21 km
North Pacific Ocean, 169 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Nov 4, 2022 19:33
5 weeks ago
3.7

73 km
North Pacific Ocean, 104 km SW of Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro), MexicoMore
Oct 28, 2022 08:42
6 weeks ago
3.8

8 km
North Pacific Ocean, 153 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Oct 24, 2022 08:46
6 weeks ago
3.7

22 km
North Pacific Ocean, 111 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 20, 2022 23:55
7 weeks ago
3.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 117 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 19, 2022 08:14
7 weeks ago
3.9

13 km
North Pacific Ocean, 164 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Oct 15, 2022 03:23
8 weeks ago
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 122 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 14, 2022 09:47
8 weeks ago
3.3

7 km
North Pacific Ocean, 113 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 13, 2022 01:25
8 weeks ago
3.7

14 km
North Pacific Ocean, 109 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 12, 2022 07:22
8 weeks ago
3.9

15 km
North Pacific Ocean, 154 km SE of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, MexicoMore
Oct 10, 2022 21:42
8 weeks ago
3.7

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 130 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 10, 2022 06:33
8 weeks ago
3.9

6 km
North Pacific Ocean, 97 km SW of Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro), MexicoMore
Oct 6, 2022 04:37
9 weeks ago
4.2

31 km
North Pacific Ocean, 107 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 5, 2022 20:15
9 weeks ago
4.1

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 155 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 3, 2022 17:18
9 weeks ago
3.9

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 123 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 1, 2022 21:35
10 weeks ago
3.7

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 120 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 1, 2022 20:03
10 weeks ago
4.3

17 km
North Pacific Ocean, 140 km SW of Pijijiapan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Oct 1, 2022 18:54
10 weeks ago
4.2

18 km
North Pacific Ocean, 131 km S of Tonala, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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