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, 11:57Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Minatitlan, Minatitlán, Veracruz, Mexico
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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