A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported offshore Chiapas, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Chiapas, Mexico on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 22:41:18 / March 20, 2017 @ 10:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:41:18 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tet. Id of event: us20008tet. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.0896 West, latitude 15.2267 North, depth = 35 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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