A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 22:23:10 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ni7. Id of event: us10008ni7. Exact location of event, longitude -98.0589 West, latitude 16.2516 North, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 04:23:10 / April 23, 2017 @ 4:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 10 km (6 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Marquelia, Putla Villa de Guerrero, Santa Catarina Juquila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 8 km SSW of Santiago Pinotepa Nacional, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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