A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 15:37:17 / December 27, 2018 @ 3:37 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -100.1858 West, latitude 17.9014 North, depth = 72.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:37:17 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000iy4g. Unique identifier: us2000iy4g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.82 km (45 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tixtla de Guerrero, Atliaca, San Jerónimo de Juárez (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Iguala de la Independencia (c. 112 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Teloloapan (c. 21 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 26 km NW of Tlacotepec, Mexico.
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