A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Ixtapa in Mexico on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10007qrx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007qrx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 16:17:27 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:17:27 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.49 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -101.737 West, latitude 17.6666 North, depth = 25.49 km.
Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Guacamayas, La Orilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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