A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Bajos del Ejido in Mexico on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007jlz. Id of event: us60007jlz. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 23:17:47 / January 29, 2020 @ 11:17 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -100.0214° West, 16.9556° North, depth 10 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:17:47 / 5:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Grande, Ayutla de los Libres, Quechultenango (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nine 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 5 km W of Bajos del Ejido, Mexico.
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