A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Acapetagua in Mexico. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:16:10 / 4:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005eaf. Unique identifier: us10005eaf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.79 km (26 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 22:16:10 / April 28, 2016 @ 10:16 pm. Exact location, longitude -93.1973° West, latitude 14.7783° North, depth = 41.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huehuetán, Huixtla, Acacoyahua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Huehuetán (c. 7 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 77 km SW of Acapetagua, Mexico.
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