Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 7.9 km south of La Estacion, Mexico, on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 4:15 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 7.9 km south of La Estacion, Mexico, on Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 4:15 am (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 5 km depth

26 Dec 10:41 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 25 minutes.
26 Dec 10:49: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sat, 26 Dec 2020, 10:45
Light 4.7 quake hits near La Estacion, Mexico
4.7 quake 26 Dec 4:15 am (GMT -6)
4.7 quake 26 Dec 4:15 am (GMT -6)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred early morning on Saturday 26 December 2020 at 4:15 am local time near La Estacion, Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, as reported by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 5 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In La Estacion (pop. 1,400) located 8 km from the epicenter, Cerro de Piedra (pop. 1,500) 11 km away, San Antonio (pop. 920) 12 km away, Bella Vista Papagayo (pop. 570) 13 km away, El Bejuco (pop. 2,300) 14 km away, San Pedro las Playas (pop. 4,300) 14 km away, 10 de Abril (pop. 1,100) 15 km away, and Tres Palos (pop. 5,000) 17 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Acapulco de Juarez (pop. 673,500) located 29 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake data

Date & time: Dec 26, 2020 10:15:56 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Saturday, Dec 26, 2020 4:15 am (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 5.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.7°N / 99.69°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.7°S / 80.31°E
Nearby towns and cities:
6 km (4 mi) W of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido) (pop: 1,330) --> See nearby quakes!
14 km (9 mi) SSE of San Pedro las Playas (pop: 4,290) --> See nearby quakes!
29 km (18 mi) SE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) WSW of San Marcos (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
34 km (21 mi) SSE of Kilometro 30 (Centro) (pop: 6,300) --> See nearby quakes!
44 km (28 mi) S of Xaltianguis (Centro) (pop: 6,970) --> See nearby quakes!
70 km (43 mi) WSW of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) S of Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> See nearby quakes!
97 km (60 mi) SE of Atoyac de Alvarez (Atoyac de Álvarez) (pop: 21,400) --> See nearby quakes!
309 km (192 mi) S of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 23.9°C (75 F), humidity: 82%, wind: 2 m/s (4 kts) from N
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
4.75 km- 59 km SSE of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido), MexicoSSN
4.310 km59 Km SSE of San Andrés Playa Encantada (El Podrido), MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (6)

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Puente del Mar (9.7 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Loud sound of walls/doors, everyone in the house was awaken  
Acapulco, Playa diamante. Appartement 4e étage / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 5-10 s
Hotel miami acapulco (28 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Felt it around 4:11 AM.  
Acapulco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Acapulco / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Llano largo Acapulco Guerrero México / Light shaking (MMI IV)
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