A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.86 km (24 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:57:57 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 02/12/16 / 2016-12-02 13:57:57 / December 2, 2016 @ 1:57 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10007e9p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007e9p. Exact location, longitude -101.1632° West, latitude 17.541° North, depth = 38.86 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tlapehuala, Coyuca de Catalán, Ajuchitlán del Progreso. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km ENE of Petatlan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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