Mag. 4.3 earthquake - 3 km west of Tixtlancingo, Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 5:26 am (GMT +0)

Mag. 4.3 earthquake  - 3 km west of Tixtlancingo, Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 5:26 am (GMT +0)

Light magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 3 km depth

31 Jan 05:46 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 20 minutes.
Date & time: 31 Jan 2019 05:26:25 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, 31 Jan 2019 5:26 am (GMT +0)
Magnitude: 4.3
Depth: 3.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.06°N / 99.99°W (Coyuca de Benitez, Guerrero, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Nevado de Toluca (229 km / 142 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
3 km (2 mi) W of Tixtlancingo (pop: 3,640) --> See nearby quakes!
11 km (7 mi) N of Bajos del Ejido (pop: 6,170) --> See nearby quakes!
12 km (7 mi) ENE of Coyuca de Benitez (Coyuca de Benítez) (pop: 13,600) --> See nearby quakes!
15 km (9 mi) S of Las Compuertas (pop: 1,100) --> See nearby quakes!
22 km (14 mi) SE of Tepetixtla (pop: 3,640) --> See nearby quakes!
23 km (15 mi) WNW of Kilometro 30 (Centro) (pop: 6,300) --> See nearby quakes!
25 km (16 mi) NNW of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) W of Xaltianguis (Centro) (pop: 6,970) --> See nearby quakes!
50 km (31 mi) ESE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
279 km (173 mi) SSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 tons of TNT) More info
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Acapulco, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I was watching a video in bed. I noticed my bed started to shake and vibrate while being 4 storeys high in a high-rise building. It only lasted for about 3 seconds. I knew right away it was a weak earthquake. I looked at my phone it was 11:26pm CST.
Benito Juárez (Mexico, 272 km N of epicenter) : es la hora en que leo y hago tareas y tuve el presentimiento de movimiento pero nada se movia (reported through EMSC)
Acapulco de Juárez (Mexico, 23 km S of epicenter) : No muy fuerte, pero si se movieron las persianas y lamparas. (reported through EMSC)
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