A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.86 km (25 miles). Event id: us10006rx0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rx0. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -99.2683 West, latitude 16.9196 North, depth = 40.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/09/16 / 2016-09-23 07:54:54 / September 23, 2016 @ 7:54 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 02:54:54 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlapa de Comonfort, Ometepec, Chichihualco (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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