A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -100.0309° West, latitude 17.2785° North, depth = 69.28 km. Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 02:22:40 / September 16, 2017 @ 2:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.28 km (43 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:22:40 / 8:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000anxt. Event ids that are associated: us2000anxt.
Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, Quechultenango, Atliaca. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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