4.8 earthquake hits near Minatitlán, Veracruz


A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck near Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Saturday 17 April 2021 at 10:31 am local time, at an intermediate depth of 149 km below the surface.

The event was filed by Mexico’s National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.

Minatitlan, Veracruz (Photo: Wikipedia)

Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Boca de Oro (pop. 300) located 2 km from the epicenter, Jaltipan de Morelos (pop. 32,800) 42 km away, Acayucan (pop. 50,900) 45 km away, Cosoleacaque (pop. 22,500) 47 km away, Minatitlan (pop. 112,000) 49 km away, Nanchital de Lazaro Cardenas del Rio (pop. 25,300) 63 km away, Coatzacoalcos (pop. 236,000) 69 km away, and Las Choapas (pop. 42,700) 76 km away.

VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available.

If you’re in the area, you don’t have to worry, this was just a moderate earthquake and no material or human loss was reported.

Source: Volcano Discovery

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