A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Coyuca de Benitez in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:45:38 / 4:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -100.1092° West, latitude 16.8785° North, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 10:45:38 / January 15, 2020 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60007i8k. Event ids that are associated: us60007i8k.
The epicenter was 23 km (15 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Tierra Colorada (c. 10 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Marcos, El Ocotito, Tierra Colorada (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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