A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 78.7 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/19 / 2019-02-24 08:48:09 / February 24, 2019 @ 8:48 am. Exact location of event, longitude -93.9655 West, latitude 16.0575 North, depth = 78.7 km. The temblor was detected at 02:48:09 / 2:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jmd3. Id of event: us2000jmd3.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, Jiquipilas, Villa Corzo. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km WNW of Paredon, Mexico.
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