Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Hidalgotitlan, 65 km south of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, May 17, 2021 6:36 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Hidalgotitlan, 65 km south of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Monday, May 17, 2021 6:36 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 140 km depth

17 May 11:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 16 minutes.
17 May 11:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Mon, 17 May 2021, 11:57
Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico
4.2 quake 17 May 6:36 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 17 May 6:36 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 21 minutes ago 65 km south of Minatitlan, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 140 km beneath the epicenter near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico, early morning on Monday 17 May 2021 at 6:36 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.
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 El Chocolin (pop. 15, 5 km away), Vicente Guerrero (pop. 1,200, 11 km away), Poblado 10 (pop. 3,300, 26 km away), Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800, 61 km away), Cosoleacaque (pop. 22,500, 64 km away), Acayucan (pop. 50,900, 65 km away), Minatitlan (pop. 112,000, 65 km away), Matias Romero (pop. 18,900, 73 km away), and Las Choapas (pop. 42,700, 80 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 17, 2021 11:36:12 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Monday, May 17, 2021 6:36 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 140.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.42°N / 94.65°W (Hidalgotitlan, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.42°S / 85.35°E
Nearest volcano: San Martín (139 km / 86 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
5 km (3 mi) NE of Arroyo el Sauce (Jesús Carranza) (pop: 233) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) SE of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) NW of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) S of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
64 km (40 mi) S of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) SSE of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (41 mi) S of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
80 km (50 mi) SW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
335 km (208 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
523 km (325 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 88%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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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
4.2140 kmMexico: 60 Km Al SURESTE De SAYULA DE ALEMAN, VERSSN
4.2140 kmVERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

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