A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/17 / 2017-02-03 20:17:13 / February 3, 2017 @ 8:17 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 76.22 km, -92.5446° West, 14.7332° North. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:17:13 / 2:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hhs. Id of event: us20008hhs. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.22 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Sebastián, Comitancillo, Retalhuleu (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 13 km W of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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