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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 22 km al SUROESTE de COYUCA DE BENITEZ, GRO (Mexico) on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Light mag. 4.8 earthquake  - 22 km al SUROESTE de  COYUCA DE BENITEZ, GRO (Mexico) on Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8 Jul 17:42 UTC: First to report: SSN after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Wednesday, 8 July 2020 17:22 UTC
Local time at epicenter: 2020-07-08 12:22:49 (Hora de México)
Magnitude: 4.8
Depth: 2.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.82°N / 100.16°W (Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
15 km (9 mi) SW of Playa Azul (pop: 200)
15 km (9 mi) SW of La Barra (pop: 900)
16 km (10 mi) SW of La Estación (pop: 100)
27 km (17 mi) W of Acapulco de Juárez (pop: 652,100)
107 km (66 mi) SW of Chilpancingo (pop: 165,300)
310 km (193 mi) SW of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200)
Primary data source: SSN
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1012 joules (278 megawatt hours, equivalent to 239 tons of TNT) [learn more]
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
2020-07-08 12:22:49 (Hora de México) (8 Jul 17:22:49 UTC)M 4.8 / 2 km22 km al SUROESTE de COYUCA DE BENITEZ, GRO (Mexico)SSN
Wed, 8 Jul 17:22 UTCM 4.5 / 35 kmGuerrero, MexicoEMSC
Wed, 8 Jul 17:22 UTCM 4.5 / 35 km1 km WSW of El Embarcadero, MexicoUSGS
Wed, 8 Jul 17:22 UTCM 4.4 / 22 kmGuerrero, MexicoGFZ

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Acapulco / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Polanco (Mexico, 287 km N of epicenter) : Solo movimiento de objetos colgantes, sin percepción a nivel de suelo en Ciudad de México (reported through EMSC)

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Light mag. 4.8 earthquake - 22 km al SUROESTE de COYUCA DE BENITEZ, GRO (Mexico) on Wednesday, 8 July 2020

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