A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Marquelia in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:02:59 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 27.09 km, -98.8651° West, 16.677° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/08/16 / 2016-08-11 06:02:59 / August 11, 2016 @ 6:02 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.09 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10006cuv. Event ids that are associated: us10006cuv.
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pinotepa de Don Luis, Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, El Ocotito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 11 km NNW of Marquelia, Mexico.
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