A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from San Marcos in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 06:45:12 / 6:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/10/17 / 2017-10-10 12:45:12 / October 10, 2017 @ 12:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -99.5801° West, latitude 16.6342° North, depth = 12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000b3hy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000b3hy.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis Acatlán, Marquelia, El Ocotito. Epicenter of the earthquake was 42 km (26 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop).
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 sixteen 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 30 km SW of San Marcos, Mexico.
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