Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 77 km northwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:45 am (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 77 km northwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:45 am (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.7 earthquake - 77 km northwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico, on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:45 am (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.7 earthquake at 35 km depth

29 May 10:55 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 11 minutes.
29 May 11:07: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sun, 29 May 2022, 11:12
Moderate 4.7 quake hits near Lazaro Cardenas, Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico
4.7 quake 29 May 5:45 am (GMT -5)
4.7 quake 29 May 5:45 am (GMT -5)
Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Lazaro Cardenas, Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico. The tremor was recorded early morning on Sunday, May 29th, 2022, at 5:45 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
A second report was later issued by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), which listed it as a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. A third agency, the United States Geological Survey, reported the same quake at magnitude 4.5.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in La Coralilla (pop. 29) located 3 km from the epicenter, Aguililla (pop. 8,800) 47 km away, Arteaga (pop. 10,500) 59 km away, Matamoros (pop. 10,800) 60 km away, La Orilla (pop. 20,100) 75 km away, and Las Guacamayas (pop. 38,000) 75 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Lazaro Cardenas (pop. 79,200) located 77 km from the epicenter, and Tepalcatepec (pop. 15,200) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data

Earthquake details

Date & timeMay 29, 2022 10:45:13 UTC -
Local time at epicenterSunday, May 29, 2022 at 5:45 am (GMT -5)
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude4.7
Depth35.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude18.32°N / 102.85°W (Arteaga, Michoacan, Mexico)
Antipode18.32°S / 77.15°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt3 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearest volcanoMichoacán-Guanajuato (145 km / 90 mi)
Nearby towns and cities3 km (2 mi) NW of La Coralilla (pop: 29) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
47 km (29 mi) S of Aguililla (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 8,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) WNW of La Orilla (pop: 20,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
75 km (47 mi) WNW of Las Guacamayas (pop: 38,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
77 km (48 mi) WNW of Lazaro Cardenas (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 79,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
96 km (60 mi) S of Tepalcatepec (pop: 15,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
233 km (145 mi) SW of Morelia (Michoacán de Ocampo) (pop: 597,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
411 km (255 mi) WSW of Mexico (Ciudad de México) (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 18.5°C (65 F), humidity: 69%, wind: 2 m/s (3 kts) from NNE
Estimated seismic energy released7.1 x 1011 joules (197 megawatt hours, equivalent to 169 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
4.735 kmMexico: 60 Km Al SURESTE De COALCOMAN, MICHSSN
4.581 km22 Km ESE of Aguililla, MexicoUSGS
4.580 kmMICHOACAN, MEXICOEMSC
4.581 kmMichoacan, MexicoRaspberryShake
4.693 kmMichoacan, MexicoGFZ

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Uruapan Michoacán (146 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / 2-5 s : Slepping in home  
Uruapan, Michoacán de Ocampo (147.2 km NE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : dobabes wey, tembló  
Uruapan Michoacán (148.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Habitación viendo videos  
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