A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Marcos in Mexico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/19 / 2019-10-05 16:20:11 / October 5, 2019 @ 4:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.33 km (11 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -99.5232° West, 16.9294° North, depth 17.33 km. The temblor was detected at 10:20:11 / 10:20 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70005r3t. Unique identifier: us70005r3t.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atoyac de Álvarez, Malinaltepec, Zitlala (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km NW of San Marcos, Mexico.
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