A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Tierra Colorada in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 34.39 km, -99.6648° West, 17.0332° North. The temblor was picked up at 04:47:23 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/08/15 / 2015-08-30 09:47:23 / August 30, 2015 @ 9:47 am. Event id: us1000364z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000364z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.39 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlacotepec, Zitlala, Copala (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSW of Tierra Colorada, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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