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Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake 15 km northwest of Acapulco, Mexico

Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 05:07
05:07 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.3 quake 3 Aug 11:35 pm (GMT -5)
4.3 quake 3 Aug 11:35 pm (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 occurred 31 minutes ago 15 km northwest of Acapulco, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a very shallow depth of 2 km beneath the epicenter near Acapulco, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico, late at night on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022, at 11:35 pm local time. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the citizen-seismograph network of RaspberryShake which listed the quake at magnitude 4.3 as well. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.3.
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 Colonia Luces en el Mar (pop. 1,200) located 4 km from the epicenter.
In Los Mogotes (pop. 1,300) located 6 km from the epicenter, El Embarcadero (pop. 1,400) 8 km away, Bajos del Ejido (pop. 6,200) 10 km away, Coyuca de Benitez (pop. 13,600) 13 km away, and Acapulco (pop. 673,500) 15 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Tixtlancingo (pop. 3,600) located 19 km from the epicenter, and Kilometro 30 (pop. 6,300) 30 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Atoyac de Alvarez (pop. 21,400) located 54 km from the epicenter.
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, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.
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Date & time: Aug 3, 2022 11:35 pm (GMT -5) local time (4 Aug 2022 04:35 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.9°N / 100.04°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN

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