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Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Strong mag. 6.5 earthquake  - Near Coast of Chiapas, Mexico on Thursday, 17 December 2015
Dec 18 09:20: Magnitude recalculated from 6.4 to 6.5.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 117.0 to 90.0 km.
Date & time: Thursday, 17 December 2015 19:49 UTC
Magnitude: 6.5
Depth: 90.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.95°N / 93.33°W (Mexique)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (149 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 3.5*10^14 J (98.6 GWh / 84802 tons of TNT / 5.3 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Thu, 17 Dec 2015
Thu, 17 Dec 19:49 UTCM 6.5 / 92 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
Thu, 17 Dec 19:49 UTCM 6.6 / 97.8 km- 9km ENE of Tres Picos, MexicoUSGS
Thu, 17 Dec 19:49 UTCM 6.6 / 90 km37 km al SUR de TONALA, CHISSSN
Thu, 17 Dec 19:49 UTCM 6.2 / 15 km NicaraguaINETER
Thu, 17 Dec 19:49 UTCM 6.6 / 98 kmNE of Tres Picos, MexicoGeoAu

shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Caye Caulker, Belize / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Comitan de Dominguez, CHIS (140.4 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): We heard a sound, like a truck. We live in a house made entirely of block so trucks don't shake our house. The first shake felt like a truck. The second caused me to sway and I could see movement.
Heroica Cardenas, Tabasco, Mexico / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Pointe calumet, Québec, Canada (3748.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt
Mexico city / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San Cristobal de las Casas / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt movement for 4 to 5 seconds. Suspended sign in shop started swinging.
Puerto Escondido (397.6 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Very weak shaking. Barely felt it but did.
Comitan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (115.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
San Pedro Sula (573.5 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
guatemala city (335.1 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): It was really crazy felt my ass walked a way while I was sitting my couch (via app)
tuxta gtz, chiapas (91.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): se sintío fuerte, movió varias cosas y los vecinos salieron, la replica a los 3 segundos aprox. fue un poco más fuerte.
San Estevan (559 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (114.1 km NE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
puerto escondido. oaxaca (400 km W from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Like a boat (via app)
belize city (573.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Belize City (573.5 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt prolonged light shaking in building resting on raised piles. Objects swung on walls.
Antigua, Guatemala (318.2 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Slow, rolling quake. Felt like we were on a boat. Nothing in the house shook, but the ground swelled and rolled. Many a bit dizzy and nauseated by the quake.
oaxaca city, oaxaca / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Xalapa Enríquez (Mexico) (550 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Evacuaron el edificio, casi no se percibía, era muy suave pero si hubo alerta sismica (via EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (120 km NE from epicenter)(no details): It was a rolling, wave-like quake, not jolting, but it seemed to last a long time, say a full minute or so, long enough for me to decide to go outside in case it continued to build in magnitude. It was the strongest I have felt since the Loma Prieta quake in the Santa Cruz mountains (where I was living at the time) in 1989. I have felt rocking quakes in Bali, Indonesia, several quakes in California, and about 3 smaller quakes here in Chiapas within the last 3 years. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (340 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Medium shake and to long (via EMSC)
Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala) (319 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Antigua guatemala 2 hours ago (via EMSC)
(Belize) (534 km E from epicenter)(no details): 2 tremors, th second one lasting about 7 seconds (via EMSC)
San Pedro (Belize) (613 km E from epicenter)(no details): I just felt the building where im staying shaking for like couple seconds. I tought it was a big truck passing. I went outside and look but i saw nothing. Then i tought maybe its an earthquake somewher. Instant i was thinking to go downstairs in case of any emergency. But i never felt the shaking again so i stayed in my room. (via EMSC)
Placencia (Belize) (534 km E from epicenter)(no details): Myself and 3 coworkers noticed a shaking/rolling feeling in the office, but the other 2 coworkers did not notice it. Nothing fell, it was very slight. We spent a few minutes trying to figure out what it was, coming to the conclusion it must have been tremors, then 30 minutes later saw on the news an earthquake had hit Mexico. (via EMSC)
Spanish Lookout (Belize) (485 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt two tremors just a couple seconds apart. The first one was very very weak and the second was weak. (via EMSC)
San Pedro La Laguna (Guatemala) (261 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Mild, but recognizable as an earthquake. (via EMSC)
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (94 km N from epicenter)(no details): Very strong, was by the pool, the pool got really wavy. Some terra cotta roof tiles fell off of security office front gate entrance. We got scared. (via EMSC)
San Pedro (Belize) (613 km E from epicenter)(no details): Earthquakes are not common in Belize. Very weird for us. (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (575 km E from epicenter)(no details): Was the only one who felt it in my house. Was working and my desk shook two times. The second one was stronger. (via EMSC)
Coatepec (Mexico) (548 km NW from epicenter)(no details): no se sintió nada (via EMSC)
San Pedro La Laguna (Guatemala) (261 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Was sitting in my home. Felt the shaking. Made me dizzy. No damage. Neighbor felt it also. (via EMSC)
Zapopan (Mexico) (1187 km NW from epicenter)(no details): A las 2 temblo fuertesito 4.5 (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (575 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt the building shake for a minute. Second shake was the strongest. (via EMSC)
San Jose Succotz (Belize) (467 km E from epicenter)(no details): My shaking bed and rattling door woke me up. (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (335 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Only the lamps moved. (via EMSC)
Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza (Mexico) (629 km NW from epicenter)(no details): En la ciudad de Puebla fue imperceptible y no se activó es sistema de alertamiento sísmico (via EMSC)
San Pedro (Belize) (611 km E from epicenter)(no details): The shaking sensation was undeniably from earthquake even if they are very rare here in Belize. Very scary knowing its was all the way from Chiapas Mexico (via EMSC)
Corozal (Belize) (591 km NE from epicenter)(no details): A few other people around me claim they felt the shaking. We just continued with our chores as nothing happened. (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): Lasted couple seconds for two instances (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): Felt by many throughout the building. Coffee in cups showed noticed movements as well as swaying Christmas trees. (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): i felt my chair wobbling and the liquid in my water bottle shook. The first sign was slight and was followed by a stronger wave which made me get up and go outside the building (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): I've felt a number of earthquakes here in Belize. This was neither the strongest nor the weakest. (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): Just scary since this is a big building and it felt like it was going to fall. (via EMSC)
Belize City (Belize) (573 km E from epicenter)(no details): We are in our office, don't know anything else about outside yet. (via EMSC)
San Ignacio (Belize) (471 km E from epicenter)(no details): I felt it (via EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico) (395 km W from epicenter)(no details): Leve sacudida pero afortunadamente de corta duracion (via EMSC)
(Mexico) (350 km W from epicenter)(no details): Shaking tables and seats, but everything OK !! (via EMSC)
Guatemala City (Guatemala) (331 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Long duration, a minute or more (via EMSC)
Acayucan (Mexico) (285 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Felt very strong swaying and movement for a few minutes (via EMSC)
Tapachula de Córdova y Ordoñez (Mexico) (156 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Long enough (via EMSC)
San Cristóbal de las Casas (Mexico) (116 km NE from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento fuerte (via EMSC)
Oaxaca (Mexico) (391 km W from epicenter)(no details): Movimiento leve pero muy largo. (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
HeureMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Fri, 1 Jan 2016
Fri, 1 Jan 09:32 UTCM 4.1 / 89 km - [info]43 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Fri, 1 Jan 10:54 UTCM 3.8 / 83 km - [info]51 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Fri, 1 Jan 18:59 UTCM 3.9 / 83 km - [info]48 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Fri, 1 Jan 23:26 UTCM 4.1 / 85 km - [info]39 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Sat, 2 Jan 2016
Sat, 2 Jan 00:24 UTCM 3.9 / 87 km - [info]44 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Sat, 2 Jan 17:05 UTCM 3.7 / 85 km - [info]38 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Sat, 2 Jan 17:17 UTCM 4.0 / 89 km - [info]36 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Sun, 3 Jan 2016
Sun, 3 Jan 00:06 UTCM 3.8 / 89 km - [info]34 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Mon, 4 Jan 2016
Mon, 4 Jan 03:07 UTCM 4.0 / 83 km - [info]44 km al SUROESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS[Map]SSN
Mon, 4 Jan 05:08 UTCM 3.7 / 86 km - [info]48 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Mon, 4 Jan 10:40 UTCM 3.9 / 85 km - [info]56 km al OESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS[Map]SSN
Mon, 4 Jan 15:59 UTCM 4.0 / 103 km - [info]28 km al SUROESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS[Map]SSN
Tue, 5 Jan 2016
Tue, 5 Jan 04:45 UTCM 3.8 / 92 km - [info]37 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN
Wed, 6 Jan 2016
Wed, 6 Jan 22:21 UTCM 3.6 / 85 km - [info]48 km al OESTE de PIJIJIAPAN, CHIS[Map]SSN
Thu, 7 Jan 2016
Thu, 7 Jan 00:40 UTCM 3.6 / 79 km - [info]46 km al SUR de TONALA, CHIS[Map]SSN

 

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