Terremoto moderato mag. 5.1 - La Huacana, 88 km a sud da Nueva Italia de Ruiz, Mugica, Michoacán, Messico, giovedí, 29 aprile 2021 -

Terremoto moderato mag. 5.1 - La Huacana, 88 km a sud da Nueva Italia de Ruiz, Mugica, Michoacán, Messico, giovedí, 29 aprile 2021

Terremoto moderato magnitudine 5.1 at 35 km depth

29 Apr 11:07 UTC: Primo a segnalare: VolcanoDiscovery dopo 1 minuto.
29 Apr 11:21: Ora utilizzando nuova fonte di dati: SSN
Update Thu, 29 Apr 2021, 11:27
Significant 5.1 quake hits near Melchor Ocampo del Balsas, Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico
5.1 quake 29 Apr 6:02 am (GMT -5)
5.1 quake 29 Apr 6:02 am (GMT -5)
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Melchor Ocampo del Balsas, Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan, Mexico, was reported only 25 minutes ago by Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN), considered the main national agency that monitors seismic activity in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a moderately shallow depth of 35 km beneath the epicenter early morning on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 6:02 am local time. 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 Destierro (pop. 36) located 3 km from the epicenter, Arteaga (pop. 10,500) 18 km away, Guacamayas (pop. 38,000) 25 km away, and La Orilla (pop. 20,100) 28 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Melchor Ocampo del Balsas (pop. 79,200) located 30 km from the epicenter, Nueva Italia de Ruiz (pop. 32,500) 88 km away, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop. 67,400) 94 km away, and Apatzingan (pop. 99,000) 96 km away.
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Earthquake data:

Data & ora: 29 Apr 2021 11:06:29 UTC -
Ora locale a epicentro: Thursday, 29 Apr 2021 06:06 (GMT -5)
Magnitudine: 5.1
Profondità: 35.0 km
Epicentro latitudine / longitudine: 18.24°N / 102.18°W (La Huacana, Michoacán, Messico)
Vulcano più vicino: Paricutín (Michoacán-Guanajuato) (218 km / 135 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
14 km O da Parotita (Michoacán) (pop: 43) --> Vedi sismi vicini
18 km SE da Arteaga (Centro, Michoacán) (pop: 10,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
25 km N da Guacamayas (Michoacán) (pop: 38,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
28 km N da La Orilla (Michoacán) (pop: 20,100) --> Vedi sismi vicini
30 km N da Melchor Ocampo del Balsas (Michoacán) (pop: 79,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
88 km S da Nueva Italia de Ruiz (Nueva Italia, Michoacán) (pop: 32,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
94 km NO da Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (Guerrero) (pop: 67,400) --> Vedi sismi vicini
96 km SSE da Apatzingan (Michoacán) (pop: 99,000) --> Vedi sismi vicini
193 km SSO da Morelia (Michoacán) (pop: 597,500) --> Vedi sismi vicini
347 km OSO da Città del Messico (Mexico City) (pop: 12,294,200) --> Vedi sismi vicini
Weather at epicenter at time of quake:
Overcast Clouds 20.5°C (69 F), humidity: 85%, wind: 1 m/s (1 kts) from S
Fonte dati primaria: SSN (Servicio Sismológico Nacional)
Stima dell'energia sismica liberata: 2.8 x 1012 joules (783 megawatt hours, equivalent to 674 tons of TNT) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.ProfonditàUbicazioneFonte
5.135 km25 Km Al NORTE De LAS GUACAMAYAS, MICH, MexicoSSN
unknownn/aNear Uruapan, Michoacán, MexicoVolcanoDiscovery
4.951 kmMichoacan, MexicoGFZ

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187.7 km NNE of epicenter [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / 20-30 s
Antunez michoacan (85.4 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / vibration and rolling / 10-15 s
26.5 km SW of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s
Uruapan (131.9 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) : Very minor, I was on the second floor but could feel my bed slightly shake.  
Playa saladita / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / very short : I thought someone bumped into my bed but no one was there.  
Uruapan, Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I was sleeping and the quake woke me up. I called to my parents to ask if they felt it and they did. I was a bit scared but I went back to sleep.  
73.7 km NE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 1-2 minutes
365.6 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
345 km ENE of epicenter [Map] / not felt (reported through our app)
Tzurumutaro, Michaocan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Uruapan Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 15-20 s
Artsga / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Woke by the shaking and dogs barking  
Lázaro Cárdenas (32.7 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II)
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 5-10 s : Was in bed. Felt it moving, mattress was bouncing  
Lázaro Cárdenas / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : :(  
Uruapan / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : Das sacudidas  
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Pichataro Michoacan (153.3 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : Fue muy fuerte  
130.2 km N of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 30-60 s (reported through our app)
Zihuatanejo / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : Was sleeping was waken by Windows ratting, movement of the bed. Only lasted a few seconds  
Uruapan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : Me despertó. Sentí primero una sacudida, posterior, tembló un poco más.  
Lázaro Cárdenas Michoacana / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Se escuchó un fuerte ruido y empezó a vibrar el suelo, de pronto se sacudió todo.  
Lazaro Cardenas / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Tlajomulco de Zúñiga (280 km NNW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s (reported through our app)
Playa azul (33.6 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : N  
Tancitaro michoacan / Weak shaking (MMI III) : Estaba sentada y sentí una vibracion fue cuestión de segundos  
Playa Saladita / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : I woke up and My bed was shaking for several seconds  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo guerrero / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
93 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s
30.9 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 1-2 s : Se escuchó un zumbido grave antes de que comenzará a tu temblar. El zumbido fue lo que me despertó y después vinieron 4 sacudidas y fue todo. Es mi primera vez XD.  
Uruapan Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s
Nueva Italia / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Patzcuaro / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / both vertical and horizontal swinging / 2-5 s : Leve  
Playa Saladita (61.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single lateral shake : Was lying in bed, the bed shook lightly  
Ario de Rosales Michoacán (123.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 20-30 s
Uruapan, Michoacán / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
En mi cama dormida (25.4 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / very short
Pátzcuaro, Michoacan (153.9 km NNE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s
Ixtapa (90.2 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating
La Saladita / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Shaking  
Ixtapa / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s
Uruapan Michoacan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s
Lázaro Cárdenas / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Estaba dormida y de la nada escuché algo caer, entonces sentí un golpe fuerte y se empezó a mover la cama hacía los lados  
Nueva Italia Michoacán / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Solo las cosas se movían un poco tampoco no fue tan fuerte pero si algo  
Texcaltitlan / Weak shaking (MMI III) / 5-10 s
Arteaga Michoacán (17.3 km NW of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Primero un balanceo hacia arriba y después para abajo, un fuerte tronido y aumento el nivel del movimiento, múltiples tronidos moderados y vibraciones  
Lázaro Cárdenas Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Comenzó despacio y luego se movió más  
ixtapa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / very short
Michoacan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 5-10 s : Me desperte pensando que era mi cuerpo despues escuche el. Crujido de la puerta  
Ixtapa / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 1-2 s : Rolling feeling  
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s
Uruapan / Light shaking (MMI IV) / 2-5 s
87.1 km N of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / simple rolling (tilting sideways along one direction) / 20-30 s
Lázaro Cárdenas Michoacán / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 2-5 s
Las guacamayas Michoacán (26.2 km S of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s
Uruapan Michoacán / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 20-30 s
Uruapan Michoacán / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short
Zihuatanejo / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / single lateral shake : Estuvo un poco fuerte  
28.5 km S of epicenter [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Uruapan, Michoacan / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : I just woke up at 6:00 and I feel it 3 minutes before  
Uruapan, Michoacán (129.2 km N of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s
89.6 km SE of epicenter [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / very short
Zihuatanejo / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 10-15 s
Zihuatanejo (93.9 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 1-2 s
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes):
  • 11 Jun 2021 04:16 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    52 km (32.3 mi) depth
    |
    14 km (9 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 31 May 2021 09:14 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    30 km (18.6 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 27 May 2021 17:33 UTC
    | M 3.9 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    4 km (3 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details
  • 02 May 2021 20:28 UTC
    | M 3.8 |
    16 km (9.9 mi) depth
    |
    18 km (11 mi) distance
    | SSN | Details

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