International Disaster and Emergency Monitoring Center

Preliminary earthquake data and analysis

Earthquake Report
Base data
Event ID 256013
Event time 2020-09-03 11:06:56 (UTC)
Local time 2020-09-03 16:06:56 - [It was afternoon in the affected area.]
Last update 2020-09-03 11:30:00 (UTC)
Magnitude 4.3
Depth 79 km
Class Light
Hypocenter Shallow depth
Mercalli scale 3
Possible effects Any people indoors feel movement. Hanging objects swing back and forth. People outdoors might not realize that an earthquake is occurring.
Data status
Data provider EMSC

Continent North-America
Country Mexico
Administration area
Nearest settlement Puerto Madero
Distance 5 km
Course SW
Surface type underwater quake
Tsunami region North Pacific
Water surface name North Pacific Ocean

Risk Analisys
Nearest nuclear power plants
There is no known nuclear power plant nearby.
Nearest marine ports
Puerto Madero (2.22 km)
Nearest airports
Tapachula International Airport (15.35 km), Retalhuleu Airport (82.90 km)
Nearest volcanoes
Tacana volcano (62.20 km), Tajumulco volcano (71.31 km), Siete Orejas volcano (90.60 km), Santa Maria volcano (96.96 km), Almolonga volcano (100.96 km), Santo Tomas volcano (104.49 km), Cuxliquel volcano (115.47 km), San Pedro volcano (127.28 km), Toliman volcano (135.87 km), Atitlan volcano (136.42 km)
Quick Analysis
According to the epicenter of the quake, this is an underwater quake.