Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 166 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-10-13 02:37:34 (Hora de México) -

This quake was likely an aftershock of the 5.5 quake 177 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, 2020-10-11 23:13:50 (Hora de México), which had occurred 1 day 3 hours earlier.
Mag. 4.2 earthquake  - 166 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-10-13 02:37:34 (Hora de México)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 15 km depth

13 Oct 07:42 UTC: First to report: INETER after 5 minutes.
13 Oct 07:49: Magnitude recalculated from 4.2 to 4.1. Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 9.0 km (from 6.2 to 5.6 mi). Epicenter location corrected by 3.7 km (2.3 mi) towards NNE.
13 Oct 07:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Date & time: 13 Oct 2020 07:37:34 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: 2020-10-13 02:37:34 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 15.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 14.73°N / 93.79°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Tacana (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
105 km (65 mi) SW of El Palmarcito (Pijijiapan) (pop: 1,140)
123 km (77 mi) SSW of Pijijiapan (pop: 15,100)
123 km (77 mi) SW of Mapastepec (pop: 16,100)
150 km (93 mi) WSW of Huixtla (pop: 29,300)
151 km (94 mi) S of Tonalá (pop: 32,900)
166 km (103 mi) W of Tapachula (pop: 202,700)
237 km (147 mi) SSW of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100)
771 km (479 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 28.6°C (83 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from W
Primary data source: SSN
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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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.
M 4.215 kmOff Coast Of Chiapas, MexicoEMSC
M 4.19 km126 Km Al Sur De Buenavista, México, MexicoINETER

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Mag. 4.2 earthquake - 166 km west of Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, on 2020-10-13 02:37:34 (Hora de México)
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