A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Friday. Exact location, longitude -93.9426° West, latitude 15.4552° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:17:53 / 4:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/18 / 2018-04-27 10:17:53 / April 27, 2018 @ 10:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dt8x. Unique identifier: us1000dt8x.
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby 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 Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 63 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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