A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Zihuatanejo in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 08:16:49 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -101.529° West, 17.646° North, depth 44.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/16 / 2016-02-29 14:16:49 / February 29, 2016 @ 2:16 pm. Id of earthquake: us10004vk0. Event ids that are associated: us10004vk0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.3 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 2 km (2 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, La Orilla, Guacamayas (min 5000 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km ENE of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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