A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ixtapa in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us10008je0. Event ids that are associated: us10008je0. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.88 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 21:13:37 / April 20, 2017 @ 9:13 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:13:37 / 2:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -101.7898° West, latitude 17.3924° North, depth = 30.88 km.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buenos Aires, Guacamayas, La Orilla (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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