A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Chicomuselo in Mexico on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 21:26:50 / February 9, 2016 @ 9:26 pm. Unique identifier: us20004z3q. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z3q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -92.2488° West, 15.9326° North, depth 212.28 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 212.28 km (132 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:26:50 / 3:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huehuetán, Barillas, San Cristóbal de las Casas (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 18 km N of Chicomuselo, Mexico.
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