A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -92.9202° West, 14.5872° North, depth 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/05/16 / 2016-05-29 00:20:19 / May 29, 2016 @ 12:20 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:20:19 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005yy0. Event ids that are associated: us20005yy0.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 84 km (53 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cacahoatán, Tuxtla Chico, Acacoyahua (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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