Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 11:30 am (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 81 km southeast of Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico, on Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 11:30 am (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 16 km depth

24 Feb 18:52 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
24 Feb 18:56: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Wed, 24 Feb 2021, 18:57
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico
4.2 quake 24 Feb 11:30 am (GMT -7)
4.2 quake 24 Feb 11:30 am (GMT -7)
A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported in the morning near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico.
According to Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the quake hit on Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 11:30 am local time at a shallow depth of 16 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.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Las Ramaditas (pop. 150) located 43 km from the epicenter, Lomas de Chapultepec (pop. 2,200) 52 km away, San Marcos (pop. 13,300) 57 km away, Cruz Grande (pop. 11,800) 58 km away, Copala (pop. 6,600) 59 km away, Amatillo (pop. 3,300) 65 km away, Cuautepec (pop. 3,600) 68 km away, San Pedro las Playas (pop. 4,300) 68 km away, and Acapulco de Juarez (pop. 673,500) 81 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 24 Feb 2021 18:30:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Wednesday, 24 Feb 2021 11:30 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 16.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.29°N / 99.42°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Nearby towns and cities:
43 km (26 mi) SSW of Las Ramaditas (pop: 152) --> See nearby quakes!
52 km (32 mi) SSE of Lomas de Chapultepec (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
55 km (34 mi) S of El Cortés (San Marcos) (pop: 1,240) --> See nearby quakes!
57 km (35 mi) S of San Marcos (pop: 13,300) --> See nearby quakes!
58 km (36 mi) SSW of Cruz Grande (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
59 km (37 mi) SW of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SW of Cuautepec (pop: 3,570) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) SSE of San Pedro las Playas (pop: 4,290) --> See nearby quakes!
81 km (50 mi) SE of Acapulco de Juarez (pop: 673,500) --> See nearby quakes!
350 km (218 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 30°C (86 F), humidity: 45%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 1.3 x 1011 joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 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.
4.216 km56 Km Al SUR De SAN MARCOS, GRO, MexicoSSN

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