Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Emiliano Zapata, 35 km south of Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:12 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Emiliano Zapata, 35 km south of Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:12 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 139 km depth

20 May 02:32 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 19 minutes.
20 May 02:35: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Thu, 20 May 2021, 02:36
Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 35 km south of Acayucan, Mexico
4.3 quake 19 May 9:12 pm (GMT -5)
4.3 quake 19 May 9:12 pm (GMT -5)
An intermediate magnitude 4.3 earthquake was reported in the evening near Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Wednesday 19 May 2021 at 9:12 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 139 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Oriente (pop. 200) located 2 km from the epicenter, Sayula de Aleman (pop. 14,000) 27 km away, Texistepec (pop. 9,700) 31 km away, Oluta (pop. 12,700) 33 km away, Acayucan (pop. 50,900) 35 km away, Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800) 43 km away, Cosoleacaque (pop. 22,500) 51 km away, and Minatitlan (pop. 112,000) 57 km away. In Coatzacoalcos (pop. 236,000, 77 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: May 20, 2021 02:12:46 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:12 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 139.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.64°N / 94.94°W (Emiliano Zapata, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode: 17.64°S / 85.06°E
Nearest volcano: San Martín (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
2 km (1 mi) NNE of El Oriente (pop: 195) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (17 mi) S of Sayula de Aleman (Centro) (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (20 mi) S of Oluta (pop: 12,700) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (21 mi) S of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
43 km (27 mi) SSW of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Cosoleacaque (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) SW of Minatitlan (pop: 112,000) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SW of Coatzacoalcos (pop: 236,000) --> See nearby quakes!
296 km (184 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
484 km (301 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 28.3°C (83 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 9 m/s (18 kts) from S
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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
4.3139 kmMexico: 27 Km Al SUR De SAYULA DE ALEMAN, VERSSN
4.3139 kmVERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

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