A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 04:48:52 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008uzl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008uzl. Exact location, longitude -95.3098° West, latitude 17.257° North, depth = 79.08 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.08 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 10:48:52 / March 27, 2017 @ 10:48 am.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juchitán de Zaragoza, Soconusco, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Oluta (c. 11 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Sayula de Alemán (c. 11 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. Each 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km WNW of Palomares, Mexico.
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