Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - El Saucito, Michoacan, 93 km SE of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, Sunday, 11 Apr. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.9 - El Saucito, Michoacan, 93 km SE of Tecoman, Colima, Mexico, Sunday, 11 Apr. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.9 at 53 km depth

11 Apr 16:22 UTC: Primero en informar: VolcanoDiscovery después de 3 minutos.
Update Sun, 11 Apr 2021, 16:39
Moderate 4.9 quake hits near Tecoman, Tecomán, Colima, Mexico
4.9 quake 11 Apr 11:20 am (GMT -5)
4.9 quake 11 Apr 11:20 am (GMT -5)
Just 19 minutes ago, a 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck near Tecoman, Tecomán, Colima, Mexico. The tremor was recorded in the morning on Sunday 11 April 2021 at 11:20 am local time, at a moderately shallow depth of 53 km below the surface.
The event was filed by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), the first seismological agency to report it.
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 Cerro Prieto (pop. 71) located 1 km from the epicenter, La Placita de Morelos (pop. 1,400) 44 km away, Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (pop. 10,800) 44 km away, Aguililla (pop. 8,800) 59 km away, Coahuayana Viejo (pop. 2,400) 64 km away, and Tecoman (pop. 85,700) 93 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Arteaga (pop. 10,500) located 96 km from the epicenter, and Tepalcatepec (pop. 15,200) 97 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 11 Apr 2021 16:20:07 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: Sunday, 11 Apr 2021 11:20 (GMT -5)
Magnitud: 4.9
Profundidad: 53.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 18.38°N / 103.2°W (El Saucito, Estado de Michoacán de Ocampo, México)
Volcán mas cercano: Colima (134 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km al ENE de Cerro Prieto (pop: 71) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
40 km al SE de Aquila (pop: 1,740) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
44 km al ESE de La Placita de Morelos (pop: 1,440) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
44 km al S de Coalcoman de Vazquez Pallares (Centro) (pop: 10,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
59 km al SO de Aguililla (pop: 8,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
93 km al SE de Tecoman (Colima) (pop: 85,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
96 km al O de Arteaga (Centro) (pop: 10,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
97 km al SSO de Tepalcatepec (pop: 15,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
258 km al SO de Morelia (pop: 597,500) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
444 km al OSO de Ciudad de México (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Scattered Clouds 26°C (79 F), humidity: 33%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from SW
Fuente primaria de datos: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.4 x 1012 joules (392 megawatt hours, equivalent to 338 tons of TNT) More info
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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.
MagnitudProfundidadUbicaciónFuente
unspecifiedn/aNear Melchor Ocampo del Balsas, Michoacán, MexicoVolcanoDiscovery
4.953 km44 Km Al SUR De COALCOMAN, MICH, MexicoSSN
4.749 kmJalisco, MexicoGFZ
4.794 kmJALISCO, MEXICOEMSC
4.777 km13 Km W of Aguililla, MexicoUSGS

User reports for this quake (44)

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Playa El Real (93.8 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was sitting on sofa with concrete base and my husband was asleep on sofa and he was shaking and the blanket was moving too. It woke him up. By the time my mind processed what was happening, it was over a second later.  
Colima city, Colima / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Shaking for 5 seconds few seconds of slight vibration afterward with the faint sound of a rumble. | 2 users found this interesting.  
armeria colima (103.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Sounded and felt like a heavy truck drove by. | One user found this interesting.  
58.3 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Hogar (232.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : Simple mareo, pero oscilación de objetos colgantes muy clara. (reported through our app)  
Ciudad de México (441.1 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
186.3 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Cuyutlan Colima (109 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
Colima (112.6 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short (reported through our app)
Colima (99.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vertical swinging (up and down) / very short
111.4 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s : Bed shaking as if a big truck passed by  
3303.4 km NNW of epicenter [Map] / not felt
Lalo (103.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
Cd. Guzmán Jalisco (156.3 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Manzanillo (141.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : Un ligero movimiento oscilatorio estando recostado (reported through our app)  
101.8 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
145.5 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Manzanillo Colima (155.5 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Felt bed shake  
ciudad guzman (148.7 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Colima (92.2 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
ciudad guzman (149 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : the door started shaking and then it started to shake id say it was up and down  
Tuxpan jalisco mexico (131.8 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
Sahuayo (193.5 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Scared  
Manzanillo Colima (150.3 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
60.5 km NW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
Armeria (101.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III)
112.9 km ESE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
Colima / not felt
Colima / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
tamazula de gordiano / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s
Ciudad Guzmán / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Fue suave, nada alarmante  
Salitre de chunicuila Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s : Se sacudió la casa y objetos.. Pero nada se callo de su lugar..  
Tamazula jalisco / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s : Fuerte  
Manzanillo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 s
Villa de alvarez / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Colima / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Thanks  
Colima / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 5-10 s
Caleta de Campos Michoacan Mex / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / very short
Guacamayas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short
Tamazula de gordiano jalisco / Weak shaking (MMI III) / very short
Manzanillo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Villa de Alvarez / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 2-5 s
Tecoman colima / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 10-15 s
Cuyutlan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
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