A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.9988 West, latitude 14.3631 North, depth = 24.14 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:58:22 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000jaur. Event ids that are associated: us1000jaur. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.14 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/03/19 / 2019-03-05 15:58:22 / March 5, 2019 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Huehuetán (c. 7 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapachula, Ciudad Tecún Umán, Huehuetán (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 73 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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