A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -100.676° West, latitude 17.2322° North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us1000g775. Unique identifier: us1000g775. The temblor was reported at 08:42:11 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 14:42:11 / August 12, 2018 @ 2:42 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tlacotepec, El Coacoyul, Acapulco de Juárez (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop), 4 km (2 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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