Moderate magnitude 4.7 quake hits 70 km southwest of Minatitlan, Mexico in the morning
Wed, 7 Apr 2021, 16:1816:18 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico, was reported only 29 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate depth of 139 km beneath the epicenter in the morning on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 10:49 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
4.7 quake 7 Apr 10:49 am (GMT -5)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.7 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Nuevo Progreso (Las Huertas Medina) (pop. 260) located 2 km from the epicenter, Acayucan (pop. 50,900) 60 km away, Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800) 62 km away, Cosoleacaque (pop. 22,500) 67 km away, Minatitlan (pop. 112,000) 70 km away, Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (pop. 25,300) 84 km away, Coatzacoalcos (pop. 236,000) 90 km away, and Las Choapas (pop. 42,700) 93 km away.
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Date & time: 7 Apr 2021 10:49 am (GMT -5) local time (7 Apr 2021 15:49 GMT)
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.42°N / 94.81°W (Chalchijapan, Veracruz, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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