A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:25:59 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -101.1265 West, latitude 17.319 North, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005xfl. Unique identifier: us70005xfl. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/10/19 / 2019-10-22 23:25:59 / October 22, 2019 @ 11:25 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 58 km (36 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Jerónimo de Juárez (c. 7 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Atoyac de Álvarez, San Jerónimo de Juárez, San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 26 km SE of Petatlan, Mexico.
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