Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Cruz Grande, Mexico, on Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 2:58 am (GMT -7) -

Moderate mag. 4.2 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 68 km south of Cruz Grande, Mexico, on Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 2:58 am (GMT -7)

Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10 km depth

15 Apr 10:14 UTC: First to report: SSN after 16 minutes.
Update Thu, 15 Apr 2021, 10:21
Magnitude 4.2 earthquake strikes near Cruz Grande, Florencio Villarreal, Guerrero, Mexico
4.2 quake 15 Apr 2:58 am (GMT -7)
4.2 quake 15 Apr 2:58 am (GMT -7)
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Mexico near Cruz Grande, Florencio Villarreal, Guerrero, only 23 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 15 April 2021 at 2:58 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. 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.
Towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pico del Monte (pop. 590) located 56 km from the epicenter, Copala (pop. 6,600) 61 km away, Cruz Grande (pop. 11,800) 68 km away, Marquelia (pop. 6,600) 69 km away, Jalapa (pop. 1,700) 69 km away, Barra de Tecoanapa (pop. 1,200) 69 km away, Cuautepec (pop. 3,600) 75 km away, Juchitan (pop. 3,300) 85 km away, and Azoyu (pop. 4,200) 96 km away.
Download the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app and get one of the fastest seismic alerts online:
Android | iOS

Earthquake data

Date & time: Apr 15, 2021 09:58:22 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 2:58 am (GMT -7)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.12°N / 99.24°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode: 16.12°S / 80.76°E
Nearby towns and cities:
56 km (35 mi) SSW of Pico del Monte (pop: 589) --> See nearby quakes!
61 km (38 mi) SSW of Copala (pop: 6,620) --> See nearby quakes!
68 km (42 mi) S of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) --> See nearby quakes!
69 km (43 mi) SW of Barra de Tecoanapa (pop: 1,160) --> See nearby quakes!
75 km (46 mi) SSW of Cuautepec (pop: 3,570) --> See nearby quakes!
77 km (48 mi) SSE of Lomas de Chapultepec (pop: 2,170) --> See nearby quakes!
85 km (53 mi) SW of Juchitan (pop: 3,350) --> See nearby quakes!
96 km (60 mi) SW of Azoyu (Azoyú) (pop: 4,210) --> See nearby quakes!
368 km (229 mi) S of Mexico City (pop: 12,294,200) --> See nearby quakes!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 27.4°C (81 F), humidity: 67%, wind: 5 m/s (9 kts) from WNW
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
Show interactive Map
[smaller] [bigger]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience and submit a short "I felt it" report! Other users would love to hear about it!
If you did NOT feel the quake although you were in the area, please report it! Your contribution is valuable to earthquake science, seismic hazard analysis and mitigation efforts. You can use your device location or the map to indicate where you were during the earthquake. Thank you!

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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.210 km76 Km Al SUR De SAN MARCOS, GRO, MexicoSSN
4.210 kmOFFSHORE GUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC

User reports for this quake (2)

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
Translate
Oaxtepec, Morelos (310.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
mazunte / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android

Earlier earthquakes in the same area

Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version
Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Improved multilanguage support
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Detailed quake stats
  • Additional seismic data sources
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.