A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Monday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:22:41 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -97.98° West, latitude 15.8882° North, depth = 47.92 km. Unique identifier: us20006hmk. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006hmk. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/16 / 2016-07-26 01:22:41 / July 26, 2016 @ 1:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.92 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 51 km (32 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Catarina Juquila (c. 5 300 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Escondido, Santa Catarina Juquila, Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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