A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ometepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -98.5301° West, latitude 16.5909° North, depth = 20.23 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kxw. Id of event: us20008kxw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 18:19:09 / February 20, 2017 @ 6:19 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.23 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 12:19:09 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Jamiltepec, Putla Villa de Guerrero, Malinaltepec. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 15 km SW of Ometepec, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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