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Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Veracruz, 197 km east of Mexico, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:58 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Veracruz, 197 km east of Mexico, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:58 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - Veracruz, 197 km east of Mexico, on Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:58 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 5 km depth

17 Jan 01:56 UTC: First to report: SSN after 1 hour and 57 minutes.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJan 16, 2022 23:58:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, Jan 16, 2022 at 5:58 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.2
Depth5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude19.66°N / 97.26°W (Altotonga, Veracruz, Mexico)
Antipode19.66°S / 82.74°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoLos Humeros (20 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities39 km (24 mi) WNW of Xalapa (Veracruz-Llave) (pop: 424,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
197 km (123 mi) E of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.25 kmMexico: 11 Km Al NORTE De PEROTE, VERSSN
4.25 kmVERACRUZ, MEXICOEMSC

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