A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/02/18 / 2018-02-11 23:44:22 / February 11, 2018 @ 11:44 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 123.52 km (77 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d0qb. Unique identifier: us2000d0qb. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:44:22 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.8324 West, latitude 15.6058 North, depth = 123.52 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Venustiano Carranza (c. 15 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop). 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 Tzimol, Mazatán, Tacaná.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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