A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Coahuayana in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 5 km (3 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:24:10 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 11:24:10 / April 30, 2016 @ 11:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -103.504 West, latitude 18.297 North, depth = 5 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cpz. Id of event: us10005cpz.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tecoman (c. 79 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Armeria (c. 17 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Coalcomán de Vázquez Pallares (c. 10 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Aguililla (c. 9 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Coahuayana Viejo (c. 6 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Aguililla, Armeria, Tecoman.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 51 km SSE of Coahuayana, Mexico.
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