A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Chiapilla in Mexico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/12/15 / 2015-12-06 02:52:31 / December 6, 2015 @ 2:52 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us100044cp. Unique identifier: us100044cp. The epicenter was at a depth of 222.1 km (138 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:52:31 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -92.7882 West, latitude 16.5044 North, depth = 222.1 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiquipilas, Chilón, Petalcingo. Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop). Nearby 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 6 km WSW of Chiapilla, Mexico.
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