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Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 km southwest of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 km southwest of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT -6) Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 26 km southwest of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on Friday, Feb 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT -6)

Moderate magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 26 km depth

12 Feb 03:43 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 4 minutes.
12 Feb 04:01: Now using data updates from EMSC
12 Feb 04:07: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sat, 12 Feb 2022, 03:51

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico on 12 Feb 2022 (GMT) at approximately 03:39 GMT.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this possible quake. If confirmed, we can expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location, magnitude and time mentioned are indicative, based on our best-fit seismic model. They are temporary until our AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeFeb 12, 2022 03:39:29 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Feb 11, 2022 at 9:39 pm (GMT -6)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.6
Depth26.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude17.55°N / 101.78°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode17.55°S / 78.22°E
Shaking intensityLight shaking
Felt108 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoMichoacán-Guanajuato (222 km / 138 mi)
Nearby towns and cities20 km (12 mi) SW of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop: 8,990) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
26 km (16 mi) WSW of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (20 mi) SSW of Lagunillas (pop: 1,410) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
35 km (22 mi) WSW of Colonia Aeropuerto (Zihuatanejo de Azueta) (pop: 1,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (30 mi) S of La Union (pop: 3,240) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) W of Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
66 km (41 mi) SE of Lazaro Cardenas (pop: 79,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SE of La Orilla (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
69 km (43 mi) SE of Las Guacamayas (pop: 38,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
349 km (217 mi) SW of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27°C (81 F), humidity: 55%, wind: 4 m/s (7 kts) from NW
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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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.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
4.626 kmMexico: 26 Km Al SUROESTE De ZIHUATANEJO, GROSSN
4.626 kmNear Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, MexicoEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Morelia, Mich, MX (MOIG/MX network) | Distance from quake: 240 km / 149 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Morelia, Mich, MX: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Bandpass filter applied: 0.2-10.0 Hz. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (108)

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zihuatanejo, mexico (26.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s : Was sitting on a cement patio outside, loud rumble and felt ground shaking. I have experienced earthquakes before. Sounds like a dump truck rolling down a hill. | One user found this interesting.  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (22.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was at an upstairs restaurant in the Ixtapa tourist zone at approximately 9:30 local time. Felt a brief 1-2 second shake as if a vehicle hit the building. Everyone around reacted and commented but it was not long or intense.  
Playa la Saladita, Guerrero (32.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : A loud, low noise, accompanied by a brief,l shake, followed by a wavy sensation. Light and brief, while noticeable.  
Ixtapa Grand Azul / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 10-15 s : I was woken up to shaking and thought it was my partner rolling over in bed until the lamp attached to the wall shook. In the morning I was on the deck and felt an aftershock.  
Zihuatanejo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Our three storey small hotel moved once then again a couple of moments later. It felt like a truck had run into the foundation.  
Ixtapa, Mexico / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Major sudder that travelled NE - SW through our three stroy building. Lasting about 3 seconds. Strongest shaking of the builing I have felt in the past few years. No damage.  
Playa Las Gatas, Zihuatanejo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Heard noise first. Thought it was a strong ghost of wind coming over the hills. Then deck I was standing on creaked and made noise. The roof flexed and made noise. Low rumbling that I couldn't really hear, but could feel. Like bass from a speaker at low v  
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : We were on the top floor of the Barcelo in Ixtapa. The building shook and rumbled loudly. Seemed like 2 waves of it.  
Sunscape dorado / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s : Felt like there was a deep base speaker blasting vibrations under my bed on the top floor at Sunscapes Dorado  
Ixtapa Guerrero / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : While outside relaxing in a chair relaxing on our holidays. Suddenly a slight rumble followed by a rolling loud bang. About 2 - 3 seconds. The ground as well as the building shook. Our guards came quickly reporting it was a small earthquake.  
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Strangely my cat scratched at her carrier...strange because she hates it. So I moved the carrier and she climbed in...again she normally hates her carrier. Less than 2 minutes later the whole house shook...a good hard shift of the house...felt like the if  
ixtapa (22.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : slow roll  
Ixtapa, Amara (0.3 km W of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short : It was a bang that shook the coffee table glassware  
Ixtapa (1.2 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 10-15 s
Lagunillas, La Unión de Isidoro Montes de Oca, Guerrero (29.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : A loud rumbling noise and a constant weak shaking for several seconds  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (24.6 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Ixtapa (22.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 2-5 s : Strong single movement like an explosion, rattled items in the house pool outside was sloshing  
Lagunillas, La Unión de Isidoro Montes de Oca, Guerrero (32.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Zihuatanejo (26.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I was trying to sleep in my bed and I felt the shake for 2 seconds.  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (23 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Zihuatanejo (550.9 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s : Scared  
Zihuatanezo (24.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Like 2 explosions ,with 2 sec interval. At around 21.40  
San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo), Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero (23.6 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / very short
El Coacoyul, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero (33.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Troncones, Gro, MX (23.7 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Could hear it coming before you felt motion. Like a tank coming down the street  
Troncones (27.5 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Heard noise and felt trembling while in bed at los raqueros  
Ixtapa, mexico (23.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Outside on the patio ce to floor  
ixtapa (22.9 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : slow roll  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero (22.9 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s
barra de potosi, guerrero (36.1 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s : Laying in bed reading, felt slight movement, no more than 5 seconds  
Ixtapa (23.7 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Sounds like a step of a dinosaurio  
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