A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Mazatan in Mexico on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 10:39:32 / 10:39 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004vj2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004vj2. Exact location of event, longitude -92.4326 West, latitude 14.8667 North, depth = 100.32 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 100.32 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/02/16 / 2016-02-28 16:39:32 / February 28, 2016 @ 4:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Palmar, La Libertad, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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