A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Suchiapa in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -93.2507° West, latitude 16.5413° North, depth = 168.03 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 10:49:48 / October 21, 2016 @ 10:49 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:49:48 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007fvp. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007fvp. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 168.03 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (18 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angel Albino Corzo, El Espinal, Chanal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km WSW of Suchiapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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