A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 05:41:13 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.8923 West, latitude 14.3854 North, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jash. Id of event: us1000jash. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 11:41:13 / March 5, 2019 @ 11:41 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Pajapita (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pajapita, Tuxtla Chico, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 62 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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