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A 4.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Guerrero, Mexico.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Hours ago, USGS reported that a 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck 22 km southeast of Melchor Ocampo del Balsas, Mexico at a shallow depth of 35km. The Sevico Sismologico Nacional (SSN) reported the quake as a 5.0-magnitude.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised in the next hours or minutes as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include El Muerto (pop. 16) located 3 km from the epicenter, and La Union (pop. 3,200) 5 km away. Towns that might have felt a very weak shaking include José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (pop. 8,700) located 39 km from the epicenter, Ixtapa (pop. 9,000) 42 km away, Guacamayas (pop. 38,000) 46 km away, Melchor Ocampo del Balsas (pop. 79,200) 47 km away, La Orilla (pop. 20,100) 48 km away, and Zihuatanejo (pop. 67,400) 48 km away.

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