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Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:25 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:25 am (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.1 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 123 km southwest of Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:25 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake at 16 km depth

9 Dec 07:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 21 minutes.
9 Dec 07:49: Now using data updates from SSN

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 9, 2022 07:25:15 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Dec 9, 2022 at 1:25 am (GMT -6)
Depth16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude14.78°N / 93.82°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode14.78°S / 86.18°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoTacana (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities102 km (64 mi) SW of Nuevo Tolomita (pop: 74) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) SSW of Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop: 1,780) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
120 km (75 mi) SSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
138 km (86 mi) WSW of Escuintla (pop: 9,570) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
142 km (88 mi) WSW of Pueblo Nuevo (San Juan) (pop: 7,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
169 km (105 mi) SW of Angel Albino Corzo (Jaltenango de la Paz) (pop: 10,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
765 km (475 mi) SE of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeClear Sky 28°C (82 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 4 m/s (8 kts) from ENE
Estimated seismic energy released8.9 x 1010 joules (24.8 megawatt hours, equivalent to 21.3 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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4.116 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoRaspberryShake


Seismic station: COMITAN (CCIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 246 km / 153 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station COMITAN: 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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