A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Veracruz in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 09:56:39 / February 15, 2017 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:56:39 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008jy1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jy1. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.11 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.7775 West, latitude 19.5418 North, depth = 10.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soledad de Doblado, Heroica Alvarado, Rinconada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Veracruz (c. 568 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Heroica Alvarado (c. 21 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Las Amapolas (c. 14 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fraccionamiento Geovillas los Pinos (c. 12 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Soledad de Doblado (c. 12 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Boca del Río (c. 11 100 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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