A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 16:13:26 / September 26, 2015 @ 4:13 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 11:13:26 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.07 km (54 miles). Unique identifier: us20003pca. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003pca. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.4456° West, latitude 14.7862° North, depth = 87.07 km.
Epicenter of the event was 24 km (15 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cabricán, San Andrés Villa Seca, Huitán (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NNW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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