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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 12 km west of Puerto Rico, Socoltenango, Chiapas, Mexico, on 10:02:06

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 12 km west of Puerto Rico, Socoltenango, Chiapas, Mexico, on 10:02:06 Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - 12 km west of Puerto Rico, Socoltenango, Chiapas, Mexico, on 10:02:06

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 193 km depth

19 Sep 16:19 UTC: First to report: INETER after 17 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 19, 2015 16:02:06 UTC
Local time at epicenter10:02:06
Depth192.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.93°N / 92.37°W (Chicomuselo, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode15.93°S / 87.63°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceINETER
Nearest volcanoTacana (93 km / 58 mi)
Nearby towns and cities15 km (9 mi) NW of Pablo Sidar (pop: 3,070) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
39 km (24 mi) NW of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
43 km (27 mi) SW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
48 km (30 mi) S of Las Rosas (pop: 18,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) SSE of Venustiano Carranza (pop: 15,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) SSE of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
122 km (76 mi) SE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
245 km (153 mi) NW of Guatemala (Guatemala) (pop: 994,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
815 km (506 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.1193 kmNicaraguaINETER


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 586 km / 364 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. Bandpass filter applied: 0.02-5.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (1 quake)

Date and timeMag
Oct 8, 2015 07:17
7 years ago

197 km
38 km W of Comalapa, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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