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Mag. 3.5 quake - 63 km south of Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:01 pm (Mexico City time) -

A light magnitude 3.5 earthquake hit 63 km (39 mi) away from Acayucan, Veracruz,  Mexico, in the early afternoon of Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023 at 3.01 pm local time (America/Mexico City GMT -6). The quake had a moderate depth of 123 km (77 mi) and was not felt (or at least not reported so).

Mag. 3.5 quake - 63 km south of Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:01 pm (Mexico City time) Mag. 3.5 quake - 63 km south of Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:01 pm (Mexico City time)

Minor magnitude 3.5 earthquake at 123 km depth

29 Nov 02:07 UTC: First to report: SSN after 5 hours.

Earthquake details

Date & timeNov 28, 2023 21:01:41 UTC -
Local time at epicenterTuesday, Nov 28, 2023, at 03:01 pm (America/Mexico City GMT -6)
StatusPreliminary (automatic detection)
Magnitude3.5
Depth123.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.39°N / 94.98°W Jesus Carranza, Veracruz, Mexico
Seismic antipode17.39°S / 85.02°E
Shaking intensityNot felt
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoSan Martín (133 km / 83 mi)
Estimated seismic energy released1.1 x 1010 joules (3.12 megawatt hours, equivalent to 2.68 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Nearby places

The closest larger town near the epicenter is Suchilapan del Rio, a town with 2,500 inhabitants in Mexico, in 1 km (0.6 mi) distance to the southwest, but it is unlikely that the quake was felt there.
Distance Place Max. shaking intensity(*) Region Country
1 km (1 mi)
SW of epicenter
Suchilapan del Rio
(pop: 2,490)
I: Not felt
Jesus Carranza, Veracruz
14 km (9 mi)
N of epicenter
El Suchil
(pop: 699)
I: Not felt
Jesus Carranza, Veracruz
19 km (12 mi)
SW of epicenter
Donaji
(pop: 2,360)
I: Not felt
Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca
20 km (12 mi)
W of epicenter
Los Angeles
(pop: 1,140)
I: Not felt
Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca
22 km (14 mi)
NW of epicenter
El Paraiso
(pop: 1,070)
I: Not felt
Jesus Carranza, Veracruz
29 km (18 mi)
S of epicenter
Palomares
(pop: 3,760)
I: Not felt
Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca
30 km (19 mi)
NE of epicenter
Vicente Guerrero
(pop: 1,200)
I: Not felt
Hidalgotitlan, Veracruz
31 km (19 mi)
W of epicenter
El Porvenir
(pop: 1,580)
I: Not felt
San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca
31 km (19 mi)
N of epicenter
Medias Aguas
(pop: 1,120)
I: Not felt
Sayula de Aleman, Veracruz
34 km (21 mi)
S of epicenter
Cuauhtémoc
(pop: 2,260)
I: Not felt
Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca
37 km (23 mi)
NE of epicenter
Venustiano Carranza (Peña Blanca)
(pop: 1,100)
I: Not felt
Texistepec, Veracruz
42 km (26 mi)
NW of epicenter
Achotal de Moreno
(pop: 1,510)
I: Not felt
San Juan Evangelista, Veracruz
42 km (26 mi)
E of epicenter
Hermanos Cedillo
(pop: 1,220)
I: Not felt
Uxpanapa, Veracruz
46 km (29 mi)
W of epicenter
Jaltepec de Candayoc
(pop: 1,770)
I: Not felt
San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca
47 km (29 mi)
NE of epicenter
San Lorenzo Tenochtitlan
(pop: 1,040)
I: Not felt
Texistepec, Veracruz
48 km (30 mi)
W of epicenter
Maria Lombardo de Caso
(pop: 3,860)
I: Not felt
San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca
49 km (31 mi)
S of epicenter
San Juan Guichicovi
(pop: 4,280)
I: Not felt
Oaxaca
51 km (32 mi)
E of epicenter
Niños Héroes
(pop: 1,060)
I: Not felt
Uxpanapa, Veracruz
55 km (34 mi)
N of epicenter
Sayula de Aleman
(pop: 14,000)
I: Not felt
Sayula de Aleman, Veracruz
55 km (34 mi)
NE of epicenter
Hidalgotitlan
(pop: 3,980)
I: Not felt
Hidalgotitlan, Veracruz
55 km (34 mi)
SW of epicenter
Zacatal
(pop: 1,140)
I: Not felt
San Juan Guichicovi, Oaxaca
57 km (36 mi)
S of epicenter
Matias Romero Avendaño
(pop: 18,900)
I: Not felt
Matias Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca
57 km (36 mi)
E of epicenter
Poblado 10
(pop: 3,320)
I: Not felt
Uxpanapa, Veracruz
58 km (36 mi)
N of epicenter
San Juan Evangelista
(pop: 4,040)
I: Not felt
Veracruz
61 km (38 mi)
N of epicenter
Oluta
(pop: 12,700)
I: Not felt
Veracruz
61 km (38 mi)
W of epicenter
Nuevo San Martin
(pop: 1,200)
I: Not felt
Oaxaca
62 km (39 mi)
SE of epicenter
Santa Maria Chimalapa
(pop: 2,540)
I: Not felt
Oaxaca
63 km (39 mi)
N of epicenter
Acayucan
(pop: 50,900)
I: Not felt
Veracruz
64 km (40 mi)
SW of epicenter
Mazatlan
(pop: 1,790)
I: Not felt
San Juan Mazatlan, Oaxaca
66 km (41 mi)
S of epicenter
Santo Domingo Petapa
(pop: 5,430)
I: Not felt
Oaxaca
70 km (43 mi)
W of epicenter
Santa Maria Puxmetacan
(pop: 1,380)
I: Not felt
San Juan Cotzocon, Oaxaca
70 km (43 mi)
NE of epicenter
Jaltipan de Morelos
(pop: 32,800)
I: Not felt
Jaltipan, Veracruz
74 km (46 mi)
NW of epicenter
Abasolo del Valle
(pop: 3,690)
I: Not felt
Playa Vicente, Veracruz
76 km (47 mi)
NE of epicenter
Oteapan
(pop: 14,900)
I: Not felt
Veracruz
77 km (48 mi)
NE of epicenter
Cosoleacaque
(pop: 22,500)
I: Not felt
Veracruz
81 km (51 mi)
NE of epicenter
Minatitlan
(pop: 112,000)
I: Not felt
Minatitlan, Veracruz
94 km (59 mi)
NE of epicenter
Moloacan
(pop: 1,940)
I: Not felt
Moloacan, Veracruz
314 km (195 mi)
NW of epicenter
Xalapa
(pop: 424,800)
: Not felt
Veracruz
493 km (306 mi)
NW of epicenter
Mexico
(pop: 12,294,200)
: Not felt
Mexico D.F.
4172 km (2593 mi)
NW of epicenter
Union Hill-Novelty Hill
(pop: 18,800)
: Not felt
King, Washington
Notes:
(*) Shaking intensity according to the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale (MMI) and estimated using seismic models.

User-reports for this quake

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Compare Quake Data

Data for the same earthquake as reported by different agencies

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 Depth Time GMT
2023-11-28
Epicenter Agency
3.5 123 km
77 mi
21:01:41 Mexico: 54 Km Al SUR De SAYULA DE ALEMAN, VER SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
3.5 123 km
77 mi
21:01:41 Veracruz, Mexico
0 km (0 mi) epicenter difference with SSN
EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)

Seismograms

Seismic station: COMITAN (CCIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 327 km / 203 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: 0.5-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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Earthquake statistics

Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 10 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 7,600 quakes on average per year in the area near the epicenter of this quake (within 100 km/61 mi):
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.06 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 16.7 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 1.93 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 169 quakes per year (or 14.1 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 753 quakes per year (or 63 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 753 quakes per year (or 63 quakes per month)
The area where this quake occurred has a high level of seismic activity. It has had at least 7 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1900, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 15 to 20 years.

Number of quakes per year

Previous quakes in the same area of this earthquake

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