A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. 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: 24/04/16 / 2016-04-24 23:50:54 / April 24, 2016 @ 11:50 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.05 km (63 miles). Unique identifier: us20005lh2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005lh2. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:54 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.1337 West, latitude 15.5195 North, depth = 101.05 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Motozintla de Mendoza, Tonalá, Huixtla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 22 km SSE of Pijijiapan, Mexico.
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