4.1 Earthquake strikes 22 KM West of Puerto Vallarta in early hours


Just past midnight at 12:32 AM an earthquake measuring 4.1 went mostly unnoticed just 22 KM west of Puerto Vallarta. The quake has been confirmed by the National Seismology Service.

Information provided was that the quake occurred at 12:32 AM on September 23, located at 20.63º latitude and -105.55º longitude. The quake measured 4.1 and the epicenter 22 KM from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Civil Protections has no reports of damage.

Earthquakes in the region are not uncommon as Puerto Vallarta sits within what is known as ‘The Ring of Fire’.

The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean. Roughly 90% of all earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire, and the ring is dotted with 75% of all active volcanoes on Earth.


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