A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005jbe. Event ids that are associated: us20005jbe. The temblor was reported at 18:39:28 / 6:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.43 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -100.7149° West, 17.4471° North, depth 42.43 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 23:39:28 / April 17, 2016 @ 11:39 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Tlapehuala, Tlacotepec. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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