A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tecoanapa in Mexico on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us20008ltv. Event ids that are associated: us20008ltv. Exact location of event, longitude -98.612 West, latitude 16.4665 North, depth = 21.35 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:07:08 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 17:07:08 / February 23, 2017 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.35 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putla Villa de Guerrero, San Marcos, Malinaltepec (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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