A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, -92.3866° West, 14.6058° North, depth 69.06 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 69.06 km (43 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:52:04 / 11:52 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005iuv. Event ids that are associated: us10005iuv. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/16 / 2016-05-13 04:52:04 / May 13, 2016 @ 4:52 am.
Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ostuncalco (c. 28 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Esperanza, San Mateo, Comitancillo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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