Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - 177 km WSW of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, lunes, 12 oct. 2020 -

Moderado terremoto magnitud 5.5 - 177 km WSW of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, lunes, 12 oct. 2020

Moderate magnitude 5.5 earthquake at 6 km depth

12 Oct 04:20 UTC: Primero en informar: GFZ después de 7 minutos.
12 Oct 04:49: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: SSN
Fecha & hora: 12 Oct 2020 04:13:50 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 2020-10-11 23:13:50 (Hora de México)
Magnitud: 5.5
Profundidad: 6.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 14,56°N / 93,86°W (México)
Volcán mas cercano: Tacana (156 km / 97 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
129 km al WSW de La Palma (pop: 678)
142 km al SW de Mapastepec (pop: 17,900)
143 km al SSW de Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900)
163 km al WSW de Huixtla (pop: 32,000)
171 km al S de Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300)
177 km al WSW de Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
360 km al W de Ciudad de Guatemala (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900)
779 km al SE de Ciudad de México (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 28.5°C (83 F), humidity: 71%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from WNW
Fuente primaria de datos: SSN
Energía liberada estimada: 1,1 x 1013 joules (3,12 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2682 tons of TNT or 0,2 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
M 5.56 km142 Km Al SUROESTE De MAPASTEPEC, CHIS, MexicoSSN
M 5.560 kmOffshore Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 5.596 km107 Km Al Sur De San Isidro, México, MexicoINETER
M 5.536 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGeoAu
M 5.410 km79 Km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), MexicoUSGS
M 5.531 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoGFZ
M 5.110 kmNear Coast of Chiapas, MexicoBMKG

User reports for this quake (1)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Fue intenso en Tuxtla Gutiérrez, se menciono que (256 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 10-15 s (reported through our app)
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Aftershocks of the M 5.5 terremoto: 177 km west de Tapachula, Chiapas, México Mon, 12 Oct 04h13

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (46 quakes):
  • 23 nov 2020 11:15 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    24 km (14,9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 nov 2020 08:02 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    12 km (7,5 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 23 nov 2020 01:24 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 20 nov 2020 17:53 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (14 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 nov 2020 13:05 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    11 km (6,8 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 19 nov 2020 07:35 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9,9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 13 nov 2020 06:48 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 10 nov 2020 08:55 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    32 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 nov 2020 10:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (17 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 09 nov 2020 04:44 UTC
    | M 3.7 |
    15 km (9,3 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 nov 2020 13:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    16 km (9,9 mi) depth
    |
    17 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 nov 2020 09:47 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9,9 mi) depth
    |
    15 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 08 nov 2020 09:44 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    6 km (3,7 mi) depth
    |
    9 km (6 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 nov 2020 22:46 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    10 km (6,2 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 nov 2020 16:28 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    22 km (13,7 mi) depth
    |
    7 km (4 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 03 nov 2020 08:55 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    27 km (16,8 mi) depth
    |
    33 km (20 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • Show all

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