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Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Huehuetan, 14 km south of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 00:06 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Huehuetan, 14 km south of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 00:06 GMT Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - Huehuetan, 14 km south of Huixtla, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 00:06 GMT

Moderate magnitude 5.1 earthquake at 119 km depth

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 25, 2007 00:06:55 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth118.6 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude15.02°N / 92.436°W (Huehuetan, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode15.02°S / 87.564°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoTacana (37 km / 23 mi)
Nearby towns and cities6 km (4 mi) W of Huehuetan (Huehuetán) (pop: 7,760) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (8 mi) SSE of Huixtla (pop: 32,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) WNW of Tapachula de Cordova y Ordoñez (pop: 202,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
29 km (18 mi) W of Cacahoatan (Cacahoatán) (pop: 16,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (27 mi) SSW of Motozintla (pop: 23,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
68 km (42 mi) SE of Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
207 km (128 mi) SSE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
863 km (536 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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5.1119 kmChiapas, MexicoUSGS
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Seismic station: Tegucigalpa, Honduras (TGUH/CU network) | Distance from quake: 566 km / 352 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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