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Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km south of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm (GMT -5) -

Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km south of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm (GMT -5) Moderate mag. 4.3 earthquake - North Pacific Ocean, 49 km south of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico, on Friday, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm (GMT -5)

Moderate magnitude 4.3 earthquake at 4 km depth

6 Aug 02:02 UTC: First to report: EMSC after 22 minutes.
6 Aug 02:07: Now using data updates from SSN
Update Sat, 6 Aug 2022, 02:06

Moderate tremor of magnitude 4.3 just reported 49 km south of Ayutla de los Libres, Mexico

4.3 quake 5 Aug 8:40 pm (GMT -5)
4.3 quake 5 Aug 8:40 pm (GMT -5)
Just 26 minutes ago, a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck near Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday, August 5th, 2022, at 8:40 pm local time, at a very shallow depth of 4 km below the surface.
The event was filed by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the first seismological agency to report it.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake was probably felt by many people in the area of the epicenter. It should not have caused significant damage, other than objects falling from shelves, broken windows, etc.
In Pico del Monte (pop. 590) located 11 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Copala (pop. 6,600) located 15 km from the epicenter, Florencio Villarreal (pop. 11,800) 23 km away, Cuautepec (pop. 3,600) 27 km away, Marquelia (pop. 6,600) 30 km away, Las Vigas (pop. 4,500) 31 km away, San Marcos (pop. 13,300) 44 km away, and Ayutla de los Libres (pop. 15,400) 49 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include San Luis Acatlan (pop. 8,300) located 50 km from the epicenter.
VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you're in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeAug 6, 2022 01:40:28 UTC -
Local time at epicenterFriday, Aug 5, 2022 at 8:40 pm (GMT -5)
Depth4.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude16.52°N / 99.09°W (North Pacific Ocean, Mexico)
Antipode16.52°S / 80.91°E
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceSSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Nearby towns and cities11 km (7 mi) SSE of Pico del Monte (pop: 589) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
15 km (10 mi) SW of Copala (pop: 6,620) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
23 km (14 mi) S of Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande) (pop: 11,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
30 km (19 mi) WSW of Marquelia (pop: 6,550) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
31 km (19 mi) SSE of Las Vigas (pop: 4,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
44 km (28 mi) SE of San Marcos (pop: 13,300) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
49 km (31 mi) S of Ayutla de los Libres (pop: 15,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
324 km (201 mi) S of Mexico (pop: 12,294,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Weather at epicenter at time of quakeOvercast Clouds 27.8°C (82 F), humidity: 76%, wind: 6 m/s (11 kts) from SE
Estimated seismic energy released1.8 x 1011 joules (49.4 megawatt hours, equivalent to 42.5 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.
4.34 kmMexico: 44 Km Al SURESTE De SAN MARCOS, GROSSN
4.34 kmNear Coast of Guerrero, MexicoRaspberryShake

User reports for this quake

User reports estimate the perceived ground shaking intensity according to the MMI (Modified Mercalli Intensity) scale.
There are no user reports for this quake.

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