Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 35 km SSW of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, 13 May. 2021 -

Terremoto moderado mag. 4.2 - North Pacific Ocean, 35 km SSW of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Thursday, 13 May. 2021

Terremoto moderado magnitud 4.2 at 7 km depth

13 May 17:21 UTC: Primero en informar: SSN después de 17 minutos.
Update Thu, 13 May 2021, 17:27
Moderate magnitude 4.2 earthquake 35 km southwest of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico
4.2 quake 13 May 10:04 am (GMT -7)
4.2 quake 13 May 10:04 am (GMT -7)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred in the morning on Thursday 13 May 2021 at 10:04 am local time near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero, Mexico, as reported by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN).
According to preliminary data, the quake was located at a very shallow depth of 7 km. Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. 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 Barra de Potosi (pop. 400) located 33 km from the epicenter, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop. 67,400) 35 km away, Ixtapa (pop. 9,000) 36 km away, El Coacoyul (pop. 6,900) 39 km away, San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (pop. 8,700) 40 km away, and San Jeronimito (pop. 6,800) 43 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Pantla (pop. 3,900) located 43 km from the epicenter, Petatlan (pop. 21,700) 48 km away, and Melchor Ocampo del Balsas (pop. 79,200) 90 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Fecha & hora: 13 May 2021 17:04:34 UTC -
Hora local al epicentro: 2021-05-13 12:04:34 (Hora de México)
Magnitud: 4.2
Profundidad: 7.0 km
Epicentro latitud / longitud: 17.35°N / 101.68°W (Océano Pacífico Norte, México)
Volcán mas cercano: Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (246 km / 153 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
33 km al SO de Barra de Potosi (pop: 396) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
35 km al SSO de Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
41 km al SO de San Felipe (pop: 1,070) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
43 km al S de Pantla (pop: 3,920) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
48 km al OSO de Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
49 km al SSO de Las Ollas (pop: 207) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
53 km al S de Boca de Lagunillas (pop: 1,410) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
68 km al O de Papanoa (pop: 3,510) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
90 km al SE de Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (pop: 79,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
355 km al SO de Ciudad de México (pop: 12,294,200) --> ¡Vea sismos cercanos!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Broken Clouds 34.2°C (94 F), humidity: 68%, wind: 3 m/s (5 kts) from NW
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
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