A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -101.0951° West, latitude 17.4387° North, depth = 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:52:09 / 6:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008fsu. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008fsu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 00:52:09 / February 2, 2017 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atoyac de Álvarez, San Jerónimo de Juárez, Ixtapa. Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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