A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 00:16:41 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/17 / 2017-01-07 06:16:41 / January 7, 2017 @ 6:16 am. Exact location of event, depth 46.02 km, -98.5466° West, 16.3774° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.02 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rtw. Id of event: us10007rtw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putla Villa de Guerrero, Malinaltepec, Ayutla de los Libres (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (61 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 17 km SW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.
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