A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico on Friday. The temblor was reported at 00:32:45 / 12:32 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.26 km (10 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 07:32:45 / January 20, 2017 @ 7:32 am. Exact location, longitude -98.6366° West, latitude 15.9029° North, depth = 16.26 km. 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: us20008gr9. Id of event: us20008gr9.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pinotepa de Don Luis, Ometepec, Copala (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km SSW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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