A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.1202 West, latitude 14.983 North, depth = 61.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:31:37 / 5:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 23:31:37 / December 28, 2016 @ 11:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 61.33 km (38 miles). Event id: us10007nfe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007nfe.
Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tapachula, Vida Mejor I, Puerto Madero.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 55 km SSW of Mapastepec, Mexico.
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