Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 51 km southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 3:22 pm (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 51 km southwest of Tonala, Chiapas, Mexico, on Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 3:22 pm (GMT -5)

Light magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 86 km depth

21 Oct 20:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
21 Oct 20:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Thu, 21 Oct 2021, 20:51
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 51 km southwest of Tonala, Mexico
4.6 quake 21 Oct 3:22 pm (GMT -5)
4.6 quake 21 Oct 3:22 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 29 minutes ago 51 km southwest of Tonala, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at an intermediate depth of 86 km beneath the epicenter near Tonala, Tonalá, Chiapas, Mexico, early afternoon on Thursday, October 21st, 2021, at 3:22 pm 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 4.6 earthquake as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cachimbo (pop. 120) located 24 km from the epicenter, La Gloria (pop. 1,800) 32 km away, Emiliano Zapata (pop. 3,400) 37 km away, Paredon (pop. 6,100) 39 km away, Chahuites (pop. 9,800) 49 km away, Arriaga (pop. 24,400) 51 km away, Tonala (pop. 35,300) 51 km away, Espinal (pop. 7,600) 57 km away, and Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop. 74,800) 111 km away.
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Earthquake data

Date & time: Oct 21, 2021 20:22:08 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Oct 21, 2021 3:22 pm (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.6
Depth: 86.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 15.86°N / 94.17°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 15.86°S / 85.83°E
Nearest volcano: El Chichón (195 km / 121 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
24 km (15 mi) SW of Cachimbo (pop: 124) --> See nearby quakes!
37 km (23 mi) SSW of Emiliano Zapata (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
39 km (24 mi) SW of Paredon (Paredón) (pop: 6,130) --> See nearby quakes!
49 km (30 mi) S of Chahuites (pop: 9,840) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) SW of Arriaga (pop: 24,400) --> See nearby quakes!
51 km (32 mi) WSW of Tonala (Tonalá) (pop: 35,300) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) S of Espinal (pop: 7,620) --> See nearby quakes!
74 km (46 mi) SE of Las Amilpas (pop: 8,800) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SE of Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop: 74,800) --> See nearby quakes!
658 km (409 mi) SE of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.5°C (82 F), humidity: 75%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from NNW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 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.
4.686 kmMexico: 50 Km Al SUROESTE De ARRIAGA , CHISSSN
5.029 kmMexico: 40 Km Al Noroeste De Puerto Arista, MéxicoINETER
4.4101 km9 Km NNE of Tonalá, MexicoUSGS

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Villaflores, Chiapas / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Lo sentí trepidatorio, la silla donde estaba sentado brincó.  
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