Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Boca del Encajonado, 65 km south of Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday, 20 Jun 2021 6:47 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Boca del Encajonado, 65 km south of Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico, on Sunday, 20 Jun 2021 6:47 am (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 191 km depth

20 Jun 12:07 UTC: First to report: SSN after 20 minutes.
Update Sun, 20 Jun 2021, 12:12
Moderate magnitude 4.2 quake hits 65 km south of Las Choapas, Mexico early morning
4.2 quake 20 Jun 6:47 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 20 Jun 6:47 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Las Choapas, Veracruz, Mexico, was reported only 25 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at an intermediate to considerable depth of 191 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Sunday 20 June 2021 at 6:47 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.
According to preliminary calculations, we do not expect that the quake was felt by many people and did not cause any damage. In Norberto Aguirre Palancares (pop. 44, 6 km away), Helio Garcia Alfaro (pop. 1,600, 12 km away), La Horqueta (Poblado Doce) (pop. 1,500, 15 km away), Poblado 10 (pop. 3,300, 26 km away), Poblado Cinco (pop. 1,300, 36 km away), Las Choapas (pop. 42,700, 65 km away), Cuichapa (pop. 7,700, 67 km away), and Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800, 87 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 20 Jun 2021 11:47:20 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Sunday, 20 Jun 2021 6:47 am (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 191.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.34°N / 94.22°W (Boca del Encajonado, Veracruz, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (105 km / 65 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) NNE of Norberto Aguirre Palancares (pop: 44) --> See nearby quakes!
26 km (16 mi) ENE of Poblado 10 (pop: 3,320) --> See nearby quakes!
31 km (20 mi) ESE of Niños Héroes (pop: 1,060) --> See nearby quakes!
36 km (22 mi) ENE of Poblado Cinco (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) S of Las Choapas (pop: 42,700) --> See nearby quakes!
66 km (41 mi) SE of Hidalgotitlan (pop: 3,980) --> See nearby quakes!
67 km (42 mi) S of Cuichapa (pop: 7,700) --> See nearby quakes!
87 km (54 mi) SE of Jaltipan de Morelos (pop: 32,800) --> See nearby quakes!
375 km (233 mi) SE of Xalapa (pop: 424,800) --> See nearby quakes!
568 km (353 mi) ESE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 22.7°C (73 F), humidity: 96%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from SSE
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

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.2191 kmMexico: 64 Km Al SUR De LAS CHOAPAS, VERSSN

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