A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Chiapilla in Mexico on Monday. The temblor was detected at 12:39:46 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -92.7005° West, latitude 16.3859° North, depth = 215.86 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 18:39:46 / August 21, 2017 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 215.86 km (134 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abnz. Id of event: us2000abnz.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Simojovel de Allende, Pueblo Nuevo Jolistahuacan, Ocosingo. Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Margaritas (c. 103 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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