Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.6 just reported 11 km southwest of Heroica Zitacuaro, Mexico
Thu, 8 Apr 2021, 01:3901:39 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Heroica Zitacuaro, Zitácuaro, Michoacan, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Wednesday 7 April 2021 at 8:19 pm local time, at an intermediate to considerable depth of 154.1 km below the surface.
4.6 quake 7 Apr 8:19 pm (GMT -5)
The event was filed by the United States Geological Survey, the first seismological agency to report it.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.6 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include El Gigante (pop. 11) located 5 km from the epicenter, Heroica Zitacuaro (pop. 84,300) 11 km away, Tuzantla (pop. 15,300) 24 km away, Valle de Bravo (pop. 25,600) 38 km away, Ciudad Hidalgo (pop. 60,500) 38 km away, Maravatio de Ocampo (pop. 34,400) 58 km away, Zinacantepec (pop. 54,200) 74 km away, Toluca (pop. 489,300) 83 km away, and Morelia (pop. 597,500) 87 km away.
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Date & time: 7 Apr 2021 8:19 pm (GMT -5) local time (8 Apr 2021 01:19 GMT)
Depth: 154.1 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.37°N / 100.43°W (El Tizate, Michoacan, Mexico)
Primary data source: USGS
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