A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Arcelia in Mexico. Global time and date of event 16/05/18 / 2018-05-16 14:20:31 / May 16, 2018 @ 2:20 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e6dc. Id of event: us1000e6dc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:20:31 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 81.2 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -100.2196 West, latitude 18.4202 North, depth = 81.2 km.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Iguala de la Independencia (c. 112 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Taxco de Alarcón (c. 53 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Valle de Bravo (c. 28 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tejupilco de Hidalgo (c. 25 000 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chichihualco, Amanalco de Becerra, Tehuixtla (min 5000 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 one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 15 km NNE of Arcelia, Mexico.
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