A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:06:22 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -95.1249° West, 17.3018° North, depth 112.05 km. Global time and date of event 19/04/18 / 2018-04-19 10:06:22 / April 19, 2018 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000dnja. Event ids that are associated: us1000dnja. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.05 km (70 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Minatitlan, Unión Hidalgo, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cosoleacaque (c. 20 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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