A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Ocozocuautla in Mexico. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:13:24 / 2:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.4416 West, latitude 16.6626 North, depth = 193.89 km. Id of earthquake: us10003nt7. Event ids that are associated: us10003nt7. The epicenter was at a depth of 193.89 km (120 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 07:13:24 / October 15, 2015 @ 7:13 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Simojovel de Allende, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 14 km SW of Ocozocuautla, Mexico.
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