Magnitude 4.9 earthquake strikes near Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico


The United States Geological Survey reported a magnitude 4.9 quake in Mexico near Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta, Guerrero, 31 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Thursday 29 April 2021 at 4:02 am local time at a shallow depth of 10 km. Magnitude and other quake parameters can still change in the coming hours as the agency continues to process seismic data.

Our monitoring service identified a second report from the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) which listed the quake at magnitude 4.9 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 Rincon (pop. 38) located 76 km from the epicenter, Papanoa (pop. 3,500) 79 km away, San Luis San Pedro (pop. 4,200) 87 km away, Petatlan (pop. 21,700) 88 km away, San Jeronimito (pop. 6,800) 89 km away, Nuxco (pop. 2,000) 94 km away, El Coacoyul (pop. 6,900) 95 km away, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo (pop. 67,400) 96 km away, and Ixtapa (pop. 9,000) 99 km away.

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Earthquake data:I felt this quake
Date & time: 29 Apr 4:02 am (GMT -7) local time (29 Apr 2021 11:02 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.9
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.78°N / 101.52°W 

 (North Pacific OceanMexico)
Primary data source: USGS
Details about this quake


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