A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.24 km (49 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000a6uj. Event ids that are associated: us2000a6uj. Exact location of event, depth 78.24 km, -92.3145° West, 14.7189° North. 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: 10/08/17 / 2017-08-10 09:53:11 / August 10, 2017 @ 9:53 am. The temblor was reported at 03:53:11 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 22 km (13 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Mazatenango (c. 44 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Retalhuleu (c. 36 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Samayac, San Andrés Xecul, Mazatenango (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 11 km E of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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