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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