A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Tapachula in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008wg3. Unique identifier: us10008wg3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.7 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.3107 West, latitude 14.7903 North, depth = 48.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 12:03:42 / May 13, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:03:42 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Libertad, Salcajá, Cantel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 14 km (9 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km SSW of Tapachula, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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