Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 5.2 km northeast of Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 2:59 pm (GMT -6) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 5.2 km northeast of Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico, on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 2:59 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 27 km depth

24 Nov 21:21 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
Update Tue, 24 Nov 2020, 21:27
Light magnitude 4.2 quake hits 79 km southeast of Tuxtla, Mexico early afternoon
4.2 quake CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 24 Nov 2.59 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake CHIAPAS, MEXICO, 24 Nov 2.59 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early afternoon on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 2.59 pm local time near San Vicente la Piedra, Mexico, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a shallow depth of 27 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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.
A second report was later issued by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter. Weak shaking might have been felt in San Vicente la Piedra (pop. 100) located 2 km from the epicenter, Napite (pop. 500) 3 km away, Union Buenavista (pop. 200) 5 km away, Amatenango del Valle (pop. 4,700) 5 km away, Teopisca (pop. 12,100) 8 km away, San Cristóbal de las Casas (pop. 129,000) 32 km away, and Las Margaritas (pop. 103,400) 52 km away.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tuxtla (pop. 481,100) located 79 km from the epicenter.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Nov 24, 2020 20:59:19 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 2:59 pm (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.56°N / 92.4°W (Amatenango del Valle, Chiapas, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.56°S / 87.6°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (125 km / 78 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Napite (pop: 490) --> See nearby quakes!
8 km (5 mi) ENE of Teopisca (pop: 16,200) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) N of Las Rosas (pop: 18,800) --> See nearby quakes!
30 km (19 mi) NE of Venustiano Carranza (pop: 15,500) --> See nearby quakes!
32 km (20 mi) SE of San Cristobal (pop: 158,000) --> See nearby quakes!
45 km (28 mi) NW of Comitan (pop: 97,500) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) SW of Ocosingo (pop: 41,900) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) ESE of Chiapas (Chiapa de Corzo) (pop: 45,100) --> See nearby quakes!
79 km (49 mi) ESE of Tuxtla Gutiérrez (pop: 537,100) --> See nearby quakes!
780 km (485 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 30°C (86 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from E
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.227 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
4.227 km9 Km Al NORESTE De TEOPISCA, CHIS, MexicoSSN

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