A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/18 / 2018-04-07 18:57:57 / April 7, 2018 @ 6:57 pm. Exact location, longitude -94.0066° West, latitude 15.395° North, depth = 55.06 km. Event id: us2000dw4n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dw4n. The temblor was picked up at 12:57:57 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.06 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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