A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Tecoanapa in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.93 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:56:28 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008l3k. Event ids that are associated: us20008l3k. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 11:56:28 / February 21, 2017 @ 11:56 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10.93 km, -98.579° West, 16.5654° North.
Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, Santiago Jamiltepec, Putla Villa de Guerrero. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 19 km ENE of Tecoanapa, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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