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Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 0.7 km south of Santa Maria la Vega, Cacahoatan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:15 (America/Mexico_City)

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 7.4 quake North Pacific Ocean, 35 km south of Champerico, Guatemala, Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:35, which had occurred 8 weeks earlier.
Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 0.7 km south of Santa Maria la Vega, Cacahoatan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:15 (America/Mexico_City) Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - 0.7 km south of Santa Maria la Vega, Cacahoatan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Sun, 30 Dec 2012 20:15 (America/Mexico_City)

Moderate magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 114 km depth

31 Dec 01:30 UTC: First to report: USGS after 15 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 31, 2012 01:15:18 UTC
Local time at epicenterSun, 30 Dec 2012 20:15 (America/Mexico_City)
Depth113.9 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.0582°N / 92.1402°W (Once de Abril, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode15.058°S / 87.86°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTacana (9 km / 6 mi)
Nearby towns and cities2 km (1 mi) N of San Geronimo (pop: 723) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
8 km (5 mi) NNE of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
21 km (13 mi) NE of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) ESE of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) SSE of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
42 km (26 mi) WNW of San Pedro Sacatepéquez (San Marcos, Guatemala) (pop: 40,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) NW of Coatepec (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala) (pop: 45,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
67 km (42 mi) S of Comalapa (pop: 18,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
216 km (134 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
887 km (551 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released2 x 1012 joules (554 megawatt hours, equivalent to 477 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: 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.
5.0114 km8km NNE of Cacahoatan, MexicoUSGS
5.0142 kmMexico-Guatemala Border RegionGFZ
5.0117 kmNicaraguaINETER
5.282 km24 km al NOROESTE de HUIXTLA, CHISSSN


Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 536 km / 333 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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