A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: usd000a1hz. Id of event: usd000a1hz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.75 km (50 miles). Exact location, longitude -93.4459° West, latitude 15.5418° North, depth = 79.75 km. Global time and date of event 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 07:11:00 / May 16, 2019 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:11:00 / 1:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arriaga, Escuintla, Acapeteahua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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