A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Acapulco de Juarez in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.94 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -99.9465 West, latitude 16.4835 North, depth = 28.94 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:57:07 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000daif. Unique identifier: us2000daif. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 14:57:07 / February 17, 2018 @ 2:57 pm.
The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Grande, San Jerónimo de Juárez, Tierra Colorada. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 42 km S of Acapulco de Juarez, Mexico.
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