Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, 3 March 2019 at 15:25 (GMT)

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake  - Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, 3 March 2019 at 15:25 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 5.2 earthquake at 63 km depth

3 Mar 15:33 UTC: First to report: GFZ after 7 minutes.
Mar 3 15:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.0 to 5.2.
Hypocenter depth recalculated from 10.0 to 63.0 km.
Date & time: 3 Mar 2019 03:25:54 UTC###AGESTRINGCOPY###
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.47°N / 101.45°W (Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Huetamo de Núñez (pop: 21,900)
83 km (52 mi) W of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 24,500)
85 km (53 mi) S of Tacámbaro de Codallos (Centro) (pop: 21,100)
92 km (57 mi) SE of Nueva Italia de Ruiz (Nueva Italia) (pop: 31,400)
93 km (58 mi) N of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (Zihuatanejo de Azueta) (pop: 67,400)
99 km (61 mi) NE of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 79,200)
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
270 km (168 mi) WSW of Iztapalapa (pop: 1,815,800)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
M 5.263 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
M 5.291 kmGuerrero, MexicoGeoAu

User reports for this quake (49)

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Ixtapia / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I was on the balcony off my room on the 8th floor. The whole building was moving and stuff was falling from the balcony above me. I was staying at the Sunscape resort.
Red deer Alberta / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : A lot of pressure in my ears. Happened at 5:55 am and woke me up. I live near train tracks and thought it was an extremely loud train.
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
40880 / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Trocones / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Zihuatenejo / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Club Ned ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ciudad de mexico / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Quick, loud
Zihuhatanejo (384.5 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Zihuatanejo / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ixtapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Barra Del Potosi Guerrro Mx / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were in the market all the shelves swayed and you could feel the ground shaking. I’ve never experienced an earthquaje but knew what it was immediately ...
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : 6 of us eating breakfast Floor and objects shaking around Thought the tv was going to fall off the stand!!!
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Ears popped and mild vertigo for about 10 seconds. Minor damage to some ceiling tiles. Building swaying on the 14th floor. A lot of movement for a small quake.
Ixtapa Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt two weak tremors here in Ixtapa. More of a buzz from my electric razor.
Ixtapa (165 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : Wife out of bed and standing felt shaking first and called to me, I was in bed then immediately was shaken left, right, left, right - then it was over. Everyone at hotel went outside 15 minutes. We were first floor.
81.9 km SSW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Queretaro (255.4 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : On the 8th (top floor) I felt a gentle sway.
ixtapa guerrero mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ciudad de México (269.5 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Moderado movimiento a fuerte de objetos colgantes fue perceptible (reported through our app)
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Azul ixtapa Grand reaort / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Ixtapa zihuatenejo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : We were sleeping one shake woke us up and second shake occurred while standing. Husband looked out at water for tsunami but we did not see anything.
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Troncones, GRO / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Reading in bed. Thought my husband bumpted the bed to get my attention, realized he was in the other room and it kept shaking. He said he heard it rumbling, but I was too close to the fan to hear anything. We both felt it.
Uruapan Michoacán (133.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) (reported through our app)
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
ixtapa / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ixtapa / Strong shaking (MMI VI)
Troncones / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Tlalmanalco (291.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Ixtapa, Mexico / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ixtapa Guerrero / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Ixtapa / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Xrapa / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Ixtapa (107 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Light rocking of the villa
Uruapan (Mexico, 126 km NW of epicenter) : Laying in bed, I felt our house shake. We ran outside, but it passed quickly. (reported through EMSC)
Álvaro Obregón (Mexico, 251 km NE of epicenter) : Cdmx not felt at all (reported through EMSC)
Morelia (Mexico, 138 km N of epicenter) : Se movieron los edificios, los cables de luz en la calle, el semáforo y los árboles de los camellones, estaba en el camión en alto el cual se movía. Considero que fue un movimiento considerable, no había mucha gente en la calle por se domingo. (reported through EMSC)
Uruapan (Mexico, 124 km NW of epicenter) : Algo fuertesito !!! (reported through EMSC)
Zihuatanejo de Azueta (Mexico, 98 km S of epicenter) : It felt as if there were two with about a 30 second break between them. While I was on the ground floor, neighbors a couple of stories up said they had a concrete table swaying. (reported through EMSC)
Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (Mexico, 315 km NW of epicenter) : Just a brief sensation of circular vibration (reported through EMSC)
Uruapan (Mexico, 133 km NW of epicenter) : Se sintió un poco fuerte pero si duró el temblor un poco (reported through EMSC)
Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (Mexico, 304 km NW of epicenter) : Leve movimiento (reported through EMSC)
Gustavo A Madero (Mexico, 227 km E of epicenter) : Norte de la Cd. De México fue imperceptible (reported through EMSC)
Coyoacán (Mexico, 223 km E of epicenter) : Sur CdMx muy ligero movimiento de lámparas. (reported through EMSC)
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Aftershocks of the 5.2 quake Guerrero, Mexico, 3 March 15:25 UTC

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (2 quakes):
  • 23 Apr 2019 19:12 UTC
    | M 3.6 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    21 km (13 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Mar 2019 07:23 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    79 km (49.1 mi) depth
    |
    19 km (12 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details

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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, 3 March 2019 at 15:25 (GMT)
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