Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - Jaltenango de la Paz, 69 km SE of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, Monday, 01 Feb. 2021 -

Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - Jaltenango de la Paz, 69 km SE of Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, Monday, 01 Feb. 2021

Terremoto leve magnitud 4.2 at 173 km depth

1 Feb 02:35 UTC: Primero en informar: SSN después de 22 minutos.
Update Mon, 1 Feb 2021, 02:39
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico
4.2 quake 31 Jan 8:13 pm (GMT -6)
4.2 quake 31 Jan 8:13 pm (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the evening on Sunday 31 January 2021 at 8:13 pm local time near Villaflores, Chiapas, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at an intermediate to considerable depth of 173 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 Queretaro (pop. 2,200, 1 km away), Jaltenango de la Paz (pop. 10,400, 5 km away), Montecristo (pop. 2,500, 23 km away), La Concordia (pop. 7,600, 31 km away), Venustiano Carranza (pop. 15,500, 58 km away), Socoltenango (pop. 4,900, 62 km away), Bella Vista (pop. 1,700, 62 km away), Acapetahua (pop. 6,200, 64 km away), Villa Corzo (pop. 10,800, 66 km away), Nicolas Ruiz (pop. 4,300, 68 km away), Villaflores (pop. 37,200, 69 km away), Comalapa (pop. 18,700, 69 km away), Las Rosas (pop. 18,800, 71 km away), Villa Comaltitlan (pop. 7,200, 73 km away), San Francisco Motozintla (pop. 23,800, 77 km away), Bejucal de Ocampo (pop. 320, 78 km away), Acala (pop. 13,900, 79 km away), Comitan (pop. 97,500, 80 km away), La Trinitaria (pop. 9,000, 81 km away), Teopisca (pop. 16,200, 83 km away), Amatenango del Valle (pop. 4,700, 83 km away), Amatenango de la Frontera (pop. 780, 83 km away), Huixtla (pop. 32,000, 85 km away), La Independencia (pop. 3,000, 91 km away), Suchiapa (pop. 16,600, 94 km away), Las Margaritas (pop. 20,800, 98 km away), San Cristobal de las Casas (pop. 158,000, 99 km away), Chiapas (pop. 45,100, 99 km away), and Huehuetan (pop. 7,800, 101 km away), the quake was probably not felt.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 1 Feb 2021 02:13:04 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Sunday, 31 Jan 2021 20:13 (GMT -6)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 173.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 15.85°N / 92.76°W (Jaltenango de la Paz, Estado de Chiapas, México)
Volcán mas cercano: Tacana (106 km / 66 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km al N de Queretaro (pop: 2,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
5 km al SO de Angel Albino Corzo (Jaltenango de la Paz) (pop: 10,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
49 km al NNE de Mapastepec (pop: 17,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
51 km al ENE de Pijijiapan (pop: 16,900) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
58 km al SSO de Venustiano Carranza (pop: 15,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
69 km al SE de Villaflores (pop: 37,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
69 km al ONO de Comalapa (pop: 18,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
80 km al SO de Comitán (pop: 97,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
108 km al SSE de Tuxtla Gtz (pop: 537,100) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
783 km al ESE de Ciudad de México (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 19.3°C (67 F), humidity: 70%, wind: 1 m/s (2 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Energía liberada estimada: 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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
4.2173 km47 Km Al NORESTE De MAPASTEPEC, CHIS, MexicoSSN
4.2173 kmCHIAPAS, MEXICOEMSC
3.7164 km61 Km Al Norte De Mapastepec, México, MexicoINETER

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