Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - El Palito Verde, 33 km north of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 11:51 am (GMT -6) -

Moderate mag. 4.6 earthquake - El Palito Verde, 33 km north of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico, on Sunday, 14 Feb 2021 11:51 am (GMT -6)

Séisme modéré magnitude 4.6 at 12 km depth

14 Feb 18:07 UTC: Premier à signaler: EMSC après 15 minutes.
14 Feb 18:35: Maintenant en utilisant une nouvelle source de données: SSN
Update Sun, 14 Feb 2021, 18:12
Moderate 4.6 quake hits near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero, Mexico
4.6 quake 14 Feb 11:51 am (GMT -6)
4.6 quake 14 Feb 11:51 am (GMT -6)
A shallow magnitude 4.6 earthquake was reported in the morning near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero, Mexico.
According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the quake hit on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 11:51 am local time at a shallow depth of 12 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.
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 El Corral del Diablo (pop. 24) located 1 km from the epicenter, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (pop. 8,700) located 27 km from the epicenter, Ixtapa (pop. 9,000) 32 km away, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop. 67,400) 33 km away, Petatlan (pop. 21,700) 54 km away, Guacamayas (pop. 38,000) 71 km away, Lazaro Cardenas (pop. 79,200) 71 km away, and La Orilla (pop. 20,100) 72 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Date & time: 14 Feb 2021 17:51:44 UTC -
Local time at epicenter: dimanche, 14 févr. 2021 11:51 (GMT -6)
Magnitude: 4.6
Profondeur: 12.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 17.94°N / 101.55°W (El Palito Verde, Guerrero, Mexique)
Volcan le plus près: Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (188 km / 117 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
1 km NO de El Corral del Diablo (pop: 24) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
24 km NNE de Pantla (pop: 3,920) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
28 km E de La Union (pop: 3,240) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
33 km N de Zihuatanejo (pop: 67,400) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
54 km NO de Petatlan (Petatlán) (pop: 21,700) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
71 km E de Guacamayas (Michoacán) (pop: 38,000) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
71 km E de Melchor Ocampo del Balsas (Michoacán) (pop: 79,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
72 km E de La Orilla (Michoacán) (pop: 20,100) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
221 km O de Chilpancingo (pop: 187,300) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
304 km OSO de Mexico (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> Voir les séismes à proximité!
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Few Clouds 28°C (82 F), humidity: 57%, wind: 3 m/s (6 kts) from WSW
Primary data source: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Estimated released energy: 5 x 1011 joules (139 megawatt hours, equivalent to 120 tons of TNT) Plus d'infos
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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.
MagnitudeProfondeurLieuSource
4.612 km33 Km Al NORTE De ZIHUATANEJO, GRO, MexicoSSN
4.612 kmGUERRERO, MEXICOEMSC

User reports for this quake (6)

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La Puerta Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Startling vibrations throughout the house, rattling objects subtly. My stomach dropped as it was happening. | 9 users found this interesting.  
25.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 5-10 s : It sounded like a loaded dump truck was driving too close to the back of the house, which got my attention. I listened to it for a couple of seconds before noticing things were vibrating, and then the house jumped sideways and the rumble tapered off 2-3 seconds after that. It was startling but no obvious damage and nothing fell over. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Ixtapa / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Heard a unfamiliar sound it was loud and felt a pressure on my whole body, the chair I was sitting gave me a sensation of gentle rocking left to right, back and forth. Than tapered off to nothing. | One user found this interesting.  
Troncones (26.2 km SW of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 2-5 s : I was awakened | One user found this interesting.  
Troncones / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Felt like the ground wiggled for a second  
zihuatanejo (1.5 km SSE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
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