A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:27:29 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.0789° West, 14.4079° North, depth 35 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 07:27:29 / April 25, 2016 @ 7:27 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us20005lif. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005lif.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vida Mejor I, Ocós, Brisas Barra de Suchiate (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 78 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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