Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes near Tecoman, Tecomán, Colima, Mexico
Wed, 14 Apr 2021, 14:1214:12 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred only 26 minutes ago 81 km southeast of Tecoman, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
4.6 quake 14 Apr 8:46 am (GMT -5)
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter near Tecoman, Tecomán, Colima, Mexico, in the morning on Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 8:46 am local time. 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 4.6 earthquake as well.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should have been widely felt by almost everyone in the area of the epicenter. It might have caused light to moderate damage.
Moderate shaking probably occurred in El Nogal (pop. 11) located 1 km from the epicenter.
In Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (pop. 10,800) located 19 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Aguililla (pop. 8,800) located 44 km from the epicenter, and Tepalcatepec (pop. 15,200) 73 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Tecoman (pop. 85,700) located 81 km from the epicenter, Ciudad de Armeria (pop. 15,900) 90 km away, Colima (pop. 137,400) 92 km away, and Ciudad de Villa de Alvarez (pop. 117,600) 94 km away.
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Date & time: 14 Apr 2021 8:46 am (GMT -5) local time (14 Apr 2021 13:46 GMT)
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.61°N / 103.18°W (San Acamitán, Michoacan, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN
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