A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from San Luis Acatlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:50:23 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 01:50:23 / January 16, 2016 @ 1:50 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f03. Unique identifier: us10004f03. Exact location of earthquake, -98.7661° West, 16.8329° North, depth 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Ocotito, Putla Villa de Guerrero, Tierra Colorada. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop).
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 twenty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 3 km WNW of San Luis Acatlan, Mexico.
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