A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -92.7183 West, latitude 14.5717 North, depth = 40.99 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005jl2. Unique identifier: us10005jl2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.99 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 20:10:39 / 8:10 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/16 / 2016-05-16 02:10:39 / May 16, 2016 @ 2:10 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coatepeque, Flores Costa Cuca, Champerico (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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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: 35 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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