A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Coahuayana in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 07:04:09 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/16 / 2016-04-26 12:04:09 / April 26, 2016 @ 12:04 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -103.3987° West, 18.4891° North. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005blp. Id of event: us10005blp.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Colima (c. 127 200 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Ciudad de Villa de Álvarez (c. 117 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Armeria (c. 17 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Tepalcatepec (c. 15 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Coquimatlán (c. 13 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares (c. 10 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Comala, Tepalcatepec, Cuauhtémoc (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 40 km SE of Coahuayana, Mexico.
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