Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Diciembre, Jalisco, Mexico, on Sunday, 2 February 2020 at 07:37 (GMT) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - 13 km southwest of Puerto Vallarta, 5 de Diciembre, Jalisco, Mexico, on Sunday, 2 February 2020 at 07:37 (GMT)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 17 km depth

2 Feb 08:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 24 minutes.
Date & time: 2 Feb 2020 07:37:37 UTC -
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 17.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.52°N / 105.3°W (Mismaloya, Jalisco, Mexico)
Nearest volcano: Mascota (50 km / 31 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
8 km (5 mi) SW of El Nogalito (pop: 247) --> See nearby quakes!
13 km (8 mi) SSW of Puerto Vallarta (pop: 203,300) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) S of Mezcales (Nayarit) (pop: 20,100) --> See nearby quakes!
24 km (15 mi) SSW of Ixtapa (pop: 29,000) --> See nearby quakes!
27 km (16 mi) S of Bucerias (Bucerías, Nayarit) (pop: 13,100) --> See nearby quakes!
28 km (17 mi) SSW of San José del Valle (pop: 22,500) --> See nearby quakes!
35 km (22 mi) SSW of San Juan de Abajo (Nayarit) (pop: 10,400) --> See nearby quakes!
86 km (53 mi) WNW of El Salto (pop: 22,600) --> See nearby quakes!
199 km (124 mi) W of Guadalajara (pop: 1,495,200) --> See nearby quakes!
657 km (408 mi) W of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
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MagnitudeDepthLocationSource
4.217 kmJalisco, MexicoEMSC

User reports for this quake (19)

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Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Woke up and dog woke up due to shaking  
Puerto Vallarta (Zona Romantica) / Strong shaking (MMI VI) : I am on the third floor of a small apartment building. I was watching a Netflix movie in my bedroom, when I heard the glass patio doors in the living room banging. About two seconds later, I heard them bang again. Then silence. It was like a huge wind had knocked the doors together. It was a bit scary. I thought it was very early in the morning--close to 2:00 a.m.  
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I live on the second floor condo building. My bed was shaking which woke me up instantly.  
Puerto Vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I’m on the third floor of my Hotel and the shaking woke me up.  
Real de Amapas, Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Old town, Puerto Vallarta / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Felt bed shake  
Puerto Vallarta (Colonia Buenos Aires) / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Windows rattled, I thought it was a huge wind  
Olas Alta's zona romantica / Moderate shaking (MMI V) : I felt this quake. It was short, but felt stronger than the usual dip type earthquake I've felt here. I heard the epicenter was close to boca de tomatlan. The shaking could be described as two giants wrestling violently.  
El Nogalito / Light shaking (MMI IV) : At ~1:36 Am in el Nogalito I laid my head down and felt the earth move under me.. it lasted long enough I knew what was happening! I did not feel an after shock.  
Colonial Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta, Jalis / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Puerto Vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Puerto Vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Zona Romantica / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Mismaloya / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Olas Altas, Puerto Vallarta (12 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) : I awoke a moment before a strong single jolt with a big noise like a huge truck passing. It was very short & quick  
Puerto Vallarta Jalisco / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Puerto Vallarta / Light shaking (MMI IV) : Sounded like a truck going down cobblestones. Bed shook and woke me up. Less than 5 seconds  
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 334 km W of epicenter) : Short minor shake may have been associated with the one reported at 1:37 am this morning in Puerto Vallarta caused me to get out of bed to see is anyone else was alarmed or if more to come. (reported through EMSC)  
Puerto Vallarta (Mexico, 334 km W of epicenter) : This earthquake was very brief and lasted only a few seconds (reported through EMSC)  
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