Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Palomares, 29 km north of Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 3:25 am (GMT -5) -

Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - Palomares, 29 km north of Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico, on Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 3:25 am (GMT -5)

Séisme faible magnitude 4.2 at 27 km depth

29 Apr 08:31 UTC: Premier à signaler: VolcanoDiscovery après 6 minutes.
29 Apr 08:49: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: SSN
Update Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 08:57
Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.2 reported 34 km northeast of Matias Romero, Mexico
4.2 quake 29 Apr 3:22 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 29 Apr 3:22 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 4.2 earthquake near Matias Romero, Matías Romero Avendaño, Oaxaca, Mexico, was reported 35 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a shallow depth of 27 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 3:22 am local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.2 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Los Manantiales (pop. 50) located 6 km from the epicenter, Santa Maria Chimalapa (pop. 2,500) 11 km away, Cuauhtémoc (pop. 2,300) 20 km away, and Matias Romero (pop. 18,900) 34 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Colonia Rincon Viejo (pop. 8,500) located 35 km from the epicenter, San Juan Guichicovi (pop. 4,300) 38 km away, Ixtepec (pop. 25,400) 62 km away, and Juchitan de Zaragoza (pop. 74,800) 68 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 29 Apr 2021 08:25:17 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: jeudi, 29 avril 2021 03:25 (GMT -5)
Magnitude: 4.2
Profondeur: 27.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.1384°N / 95.06391°W (Palomares, État de Oaxaca, Mexique)
Volcan le plus près: San Martín (160 km / 99 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
0 km O de Palomares (pop: 3,760) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
10 km S de Donaji (pop: 2,360) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
19 km ONO de Cuauhtémoc (pop: 2,260) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
20 km N de San Juan Guichicovi (pop: 4,280) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
29 km N de Matias Romero (Matías Romero Avendaño) (pop: 18,900) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
33 km S de Jesus Carranza (Veracruz) (pop: 4,020) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
36 km NNE de Santo Domingo Petapa (pop: 5,430) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
64 km N de Ixtepec (pop: 25,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
177 km E de Oaxaca (pop: 255,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
499 km ESE de Mexico (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 79%, wind: 5 m/s (10 kts) from S
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) Plus d'infos
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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.ProfondeurLieuSource
4.227 km35 Km Al NORESTE De MATIAS ROMERO, OAX, MexicoSSN
unspecifiedn/aNear Matias Romero, Oaxaca, MexicoVolcanoDiscovery
4.227 kmOAXACA, MEXICOEMSC

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Puebla (365.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Me sentí mareado y sacudidas pequeñas  
0 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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