A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Coacoyul in Mexico. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:38:41 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.63 km, -101.4126° West, 17.5622° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 20:38:41 / February 2, 2017 @ 8:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.63 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008h7z. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008h7z.
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 El Súchil, Tecpan de Galeana, Ixtapa. Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from San Jeronimito (c. 6 400 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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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