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Moderate 4.2 quake hits near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico

Sat, 23 Oct 2021, 17:13
17:13 PM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.2 quake 23 Oct 11:47 am (GMT -5)
4.2 quake 23 Oct 11:47 am (GMT -5)
An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 occurred only 24 minutes ago 30 km southeast of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico, Mexico's National Seismological Service (SSN) reported.
The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Acapulco de Juarez, Acapulco de Juárez, Guerrero, Mexico, in the morning on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, at 11:47 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 Punta de Casa (pop. 18) located 2 km from the epicenter, and Lomas de Chapultepec (pop. 2,200) 6 km away, the quake should have been felt as light shaking.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Amatillo (pop. 3,300) located 10 km from the epicenter, San Pedro las Playas (pop. 4,300) 13 km away, Acapulco de Juarez (pop. 673,500) 30 km away, and San Marcos (pop. 13,300) 30 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Ayutla de los Libres (pop. 15,400) located 65 km from the epicenter, Chilpancingo (pop. 187,300) 93 km away, and Chilpancingo (pop. 187,300) 93 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: Oct 23, 2021 11:47 am (GMT -5) local time (23 Oct 2021 16:47 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.2
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 16.73°N / 99.66°W (Acapulco de Juarez, Guerrero, Mexico)
Primary data source: SSN

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