A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Ocotito in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 47.84 km, -99.5096° West, 17.2587° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/04/17 / 2017-04-09 09:23:57 / April 9, 2017 @ 9:23 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008g0z. Event ids that are associated: us10008g0z. The epicenter was at a depth of 47.84 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:23:57 / 3:23 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, Malinaltepec, Tlacotepec (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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