Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 56 km southwest of Tonala, Mexico early afternoon
Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 20:3920:39 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Mexico near Tonala, Tonalá, Chiapas, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early afternoon on Friday 16 April 2021 at 2:16 pm local time at a shallow depth of 23 km. 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.
4.2 quake 16 Apr 2:16 pm (GMT -6)
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Miguel Hidalgo Numero Dos (Veinte de Noviembre) (pop. 680) located 39 km from the epicenter, Doctor Belisario Dominguez (La Barra) (pop. 1000) 41 km away, San Luqueño (pop. 1000) 44 km away, Manuel Avila Camacho (Ponte Duro) (pop. 1,800) 46 km away, Paredon (pop. 6,100) 47 km away, Tonala (pop. 35,300) 56 km away, Arriaga (pop. 24,400) 67 km away, and Pijijiapan (pop. 16,900) 83 km away.
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Date & time: 16 Apr 2021 2:16 pm (GMT -6) local time (16 Apr 2021 20:16 GMT)
Depth: 23.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.64°N / 93.98°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
Fri, 16 Apr 2021, 15:39
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