A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/01/17 / 2017-01-20 19:25:47 / January 20, 2017 @ 7:25 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.46 km (38 miles). Exact location of event, depth 60.46 km, -93.7017° West, 15.3567° North. The temblor was picked up at 13:25:47 / 1:25 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: us20008grm. Id of event: us20008grm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapastepec, Tonalá, Paredón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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