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Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 92 km east of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, September 17, 2004 at 23:43 GMT

Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 92 km east of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, September 17, 2004 at 23:43 GMT Strong mag. 5.2 earthquake - 92 km east of Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico, on Friday, September 17, 2004 at 23:43 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeSep 17, 2004 23:43:21 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.502°N / 91.318°W (Amador Hernández, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode16.502°S / 88.682°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoMispia (130 km / 81 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) NNE of San Quintin (pop: 1,730) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
36 km (22 mi) S of Nueva Palestina (Velasco Suárez) (pop: 10,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
58 km (36 mi) SW of Frontera Corozal (pop: 5,180) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
71 km (44 mi) W of Benemérito de las Américas (pop: 7,260) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
74 km (46 mi) ENE of Las Margaritas (pop: 20,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
92 km (57 mi) ENE of Comitan (pop: 97,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
94 km (58 mi) ESE of Ocosingo (pop: 41,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
143 km (89 mi) E of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
193 km (120 mi) E of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
888 km (552 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.210 kmChiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 512 km / 318 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

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There are no user reports for this quake.


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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Nov 8, 2004 17:48
18 years ago

16 km
89 km E of Comitan, Chiapas, MexicoMore
Nov 8, 2004 06:05
18 years ago

10 km
65 km E of Las Margaritas, Chiapas, MexicoMore

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