Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Álvaro, Veracruz, 63 km northeast of Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 22 May 2021 10:27 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Álvaro, Veracruz, 63 km northeast of Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Saturday, 22 May 2021 10:27 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 148 km depth

23 May 03:47 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
23 May 03:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 23 May 2021, 03:51
Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.2 just reported 63 km northeast of Matias Romero, Mexico
4.2 quake 22 May 10:27 pm (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 22 May 10:27 pm (GMT -5)
An intermediate magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported late at night near Matias Romero, Matías Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Saturday 22 May 2021 at 10:27 pm local time at an intermediate depth of 148 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 Cuauhtémoc de Tierra Blanca (Amatal) (pop. 240, 6 km away), Hermanos Cedillo (pop. 1,200, 10 km away), Poblado Cinco (pop. 1,300, 14 km away), Poblado 10 (pop. 3,300, 24 km away), Jesus Carranza (pop. 4,000, 40 km away), Matias Romero (pop. 18,900, 63 km away), Acayucan (pop. 50,900, 75 km away), and Las Choapas (pop. 42,700, 90 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 23 May 2021 03:27:11 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, 22 May 2021 10:27 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 148.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.32°N / 94.67°W (Álvaro, Veracruz, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: San Martín (149 km / 93 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NW of Francisco Villa Dos (Poblado Tres) (pop: 39) --> See nearby quakes!
20 km (13 mi) SSE of Vicente Guerrero (pop: 1,200) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) W of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
40 km (25 mi) ESE of Jesus Carranza (pop: 4,020) --> See nearby quakes!
63 km (39 mi) NE of Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca) (pop: 18,900) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) SSE of Sayula de Aleman (Centro) (pop: 14,000) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SSE of Acayucan (pop: 50,900) --> See nearby quakes!
90 km (56 mi) SW of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
342 km (212 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
526 km (327 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Clear Sky 23.6°C (74 F), humidity: 92%, wind: 2 m/s (5 kts) from NE
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
4.2148 kmMexico: 63 Km Al NORESTE De MATIAS ROMERO, OAXSSN
4.2148 kmVERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

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