A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Nueva Palestina in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 143.24 km, -92.5692° West, 15.689° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 143.24 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/04/18 / 2018-04-13 14:58:02 / April 13, 2018 @ 2:58 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dzqj. Id of event: us2000dzqj. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:58:02 / 8:58 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapachula, Villa Corzo, Mazatán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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