Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Cintalapa de Figueroa, Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico
Sun, 18 Apr 2021, 23:1823:18 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake near Cintalapa de Figueroa, Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico, was reported 31 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 128 km beneath the epicenter in the afternoon on Sunday 18 April 2021 at 5:47 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
4.6 quake 18 Apr 5:47 pm (GMT -5)
A second report was later issued by the United States Geological Survey, which listed it as a magnitude 4.4 earthquake. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.4.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Zakura (pop. 13) located 0 km from the epicenter, Cintalapa de Figueroa (pop. 42,500) 26 km away, Arriaga (pop. 24,400) 28 km away, Tonala (pop. 35,300) 44 km away, Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (pop. 39,200) 58 km away, Villaflores (pop. 37,200) 66 km away, Berriozabal (pop. 28,100) 69 km away, Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop. 537,100) 83 km away, and Chiapas (pop. 45,100) 91 km away.
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Date & time: 18 Apr 2021 5:47 pm (GMT -5) local time (18 Apr 2021 22:47 GMT)
Depth: 128.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.48°N / 93.83°W (Chiapas Nuevo, Chiapas, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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