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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km east of Nuevo Cordoba, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm (GMT -6)

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km east of Nuevo Cordoba, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm (GMT -6) Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - 11 km east of Nuevo Cordoba, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, Dec 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm (GMT -6)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 186 km depth

28 Dec 21:11 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 18 minutes.
28 Dec 21:14: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 21:15
Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake 11 km northeast of Nuevo Cordoba, Mexico
4.2 quake 28 Dec 2:53 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 28 Dec 2:53 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred early afternoon on Monday 28 December 2020 at 2:53 pm local time near Nuevo Cordoba, Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 186 km. The strength of the earthquake may have been tempered by its relative great depth below the surface, which makes it feel weaker in absolute terms. 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 the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Nuevo Cordoba (pop. 120, 11 km away), Primitivo R. Valencia (pop. 74, 12 km away), El Desengaño (pop. 350, 16 km away), San Francisco la Paz (pop. 630, 19 km away), General Valerio Trujano (pop. 190, 19 km away), La Lucha (pop. 240, 20 km away), Los Liberales (pop. 330, 22 km away), and Rafael Murillo Vidal (pop. 470, 23 km away), the quake was probably not felt.

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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeDec 28, 2020 20:53:04 UTC
Local time at epicenterMonday, Dec 28, 2020 at 2:53 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth186.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.2°N / 93.99°W (Uxpanapa, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode17.2°S / 86.01°E
Shaking intensityVery weak shaking
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoEl Chichón (83 km / 52 mi)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) ENE of Nuevo Cordoba (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 118) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) E of La Horqueta (Poblado Doce) (pop: 1,490) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
32 km (20 mi) E of Helio Garcia Alfaro (pop: 1,630) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
41 km (25 mi) W of Raudales Malpaso (Chiapas) (pop: 6,820) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
50 km (31 mi) E of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
60 km (37 mi) E of Poblado Cinco (pop: 1,330) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
64 km (40 mi) NNW of Cintalapa de Figueroa (Chiapas) (pop: 42,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
82 km (51 mi) NW of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (San Juan, Chiapas) (pop: 39,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
403 km (251 mi) SE of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
596 km (371 mi) ESE of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeBroken Clouds 17.9°C (64 F), humidity: 83%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 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
4.2186 km63 Km Al NOROESTE De CINTALAPA, CHIS, MexicoSSN
4.2186 kmVERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

User reports for this quake

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