A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hidalgotitlan in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 134.87 km (84 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 12:20:00 / April 5, 2017 @ 12:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -94.5003° West, 17.5126° North, depth 134.87 km. Unique identifier: us10008ek9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ek9. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:20:00 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Agua Dulce (c. 36 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Allende (c. 21 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matías Romero, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Mecayapan.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSE of Hidalgotitlan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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