A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Topolobampo in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 03:14:04 / July 24, 2017 @ 3:14 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -109.7349 West, latitude 25.237 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:14:04 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a0be. Id of event: us2000a0be.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Higuera de Zaragoza, Topolobampo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Higuera de Zaragoza (c. 9 000 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Topolobampo (c. 7 600 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km WSW of Topolobampo, Mexico.
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