A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 00:45:47 / April 15, 2016 @ 12:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.89 km (43 miles). Event id: us20005i99. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i99. Exact location of event, longitude -92.8059 West, latitude 14.4804 North, depth = 68.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:45:47 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acapeteahua, Cacahoatán, Pajapita. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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