A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa in Mexico on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.46 km (75 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 id: us10005jdq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005jdq. The temblor was picked up at 14:20:39 / 2:20 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -93.8297° West, latitude 16.6735° North, depth = 120.46 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/05/16 / 2016-05-23 19:20:39 / May 23, 2016 @ 7:20 pm.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapilula, Bochil, San Pedro Buenavista (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. 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: 13 km WSW of Cintalapa de Figueroa, Mexico.
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