Terremoto leve mag. 4.2 - 6.2 km NW of Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico, Wednesday, 05 May. 2021 -
Terremoto leve magnitud 4.2 at 35 km depth
5 May 08:27 UTC: Primero en informar: EMSC después de 16 minutos.
5 May 08:28: Ahora usando una nueva fuente de datos: SSN
Update Wed, 5 May 2021, 08:33Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, Mexico
4.2 quake 5 May 3:10 am (GMT -5)
Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported a magnitude 4.2 quake in Mexico near Ayutla de los Libres, Guerrero, only 22 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Wednesday 5 May 2021 at 3:10 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.2 as well.
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 El Cortijo (pop. 2,000) located 1 km from the epicenter, Cruz Quemada (pop. 1,700) 4 km away, Ayutla de los Libres (pop. 15,400) 6 km away, and Tecoanapa (pop. 4,300) 13 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Cruz Grande (pop. 11,800) located 31 km from the epicenter, San Marcos (pop. 13,300) 35 km away, Chilapa de Alvarez (pop. 31,200) 67 km away, Tixtla de Guerrero (pop. 22,800) 69 km away, and Chilpancingo (pop. 187,300) 73 km away.
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Fecha & hora: 5 May 2021 08:10:43 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro:
Wednesday, 5 May 2021 03:10 (GMT -5)
Profundidad: 35.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17°N / 99.14°W
(Ayutla de los Libres
, Estado de Guerrero
Volcán mas cercano: Chichinautzin
(231 km / 144 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:1 km al NE de El Cortijo
(pop: 1,980) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!6 km al NO de Ayutla de los Libres
(pop: 15,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!13 km al E de Tecoanapa
(pop: 4,270) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!31 km al N de Florencio Villarreal (Cruz Grande)
(pop: 11,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!35 km al NE de San Marcos
(pop: 13,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!67 km al S de Chilapa de Álvarez
(pop: 31,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!69 km al SSE de Tixtla de Guerrero
(pop: 22,800) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!73 km al SSE de Chilpancingo de los Bravo
(pop: 187,300) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!85 km al SO de Tlapa de Comonfort (Tlapa)
(pop: 47,000) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!270 km al S de Ciudad de México (Mexico City)
(pop: 12,294,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 22.1°C
(72 F), humidity: 73%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from NE
Fuente primaria de datos: SSN
(Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Energía liberada estimada: 1.3 x 1011
joules (35 megawatt hours, equivalent to 30.1 tons of TNT) More info
Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies
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|4.2||35 km||35 Km Al NORESTE De SAN MARCOS, GRO, Mexico||SSN|
|4.2||35 km||GUERRERO, MEXICO||EMSC|
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Bryant AR (2080.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 30-60 s : Woke up to the bed rocking, swaying back and forth and vibrating also. Did startle me. I knew it had to be a car away quake. Mexico quakes take about 24-35 minutes to get to Arkansas. Puerto Rico quakes take 27-43 minutes to get here. | One user found this interesting.
pie de la cuesta, acapulco / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s : I woke up because my hotel is right on the beach in Pie de la Cuesta, so the waves are noisy, then suddenly I felt a very minor but noticeable swaying on the bed. It was a bit scary, but over in seconds.
Apizaco, Tlaxcala (288 km NNE of epicenter) [Map]
/ not felt (reported through our app)
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