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Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 0.5 km east of Los Nopales, Zirandaro, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 15:25 GMT

Moderate mag. 5.2 earthquake - 0.5 km east of Los Nopales, Zirandaro, Guerrero, Mexico, on Sunday, March 3, 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: Mar 3, 2019 15:25:54 UTC
Magnitude: 5.2
Depth: 63.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 18.47°N / 101.45°W (El Bajío, Guerrero, Mexico)
Antipode: 18.47°S / 78.55°E
Nearest volcano: Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo (119 km / 74 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) SE of Churumuco de Morelos (Michoacán) (pop: 4,730) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) WSW of Huetamo de Nuñez (Huetamo de Núñez, Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 21,900) --> See nearby quakes!
83 km (52 mi) W of Ciudad Altamirano (pop: 25,200) --> See nearby quakes!
92 km (57 mi) SE of Nueva Italia de Ruiz (Nueva Italia, Michoacán) (pop: 32,500) --> See nearby quakes!
93 km (58 mi) N of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) --> See nearby quakes!
95 km (59 mi) ENE of Las Guacamayas (Michoacán) (pop: 38,000) --> See nearby quakes!
99 km (61 mi) NE of Lazaro Cardenas (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 79,200) --> See nearby quakes!
230 km (143 mi) WNW of Chilpancingo de los Bravo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
243 km (151 mi) NW of Acapulco (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
267 km (166 mi) WSW of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: GFZ (German Research Centre for Geosciences)
Estimated released energy: 4 x 1012 joules (1.11 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 951 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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5.263 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ
4.966 km34km WNW of Zirandaro, MexicoUSGS
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.  
Lagunillas, La Unión de Isidoro Montes de Oca, Guerrero (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)
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