A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007k03. Unique identifier: us70007k03. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 18:00:15 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm. The temblor was picked up at 12:00:15 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -92.6756° West, latitude 14.5025° North, depth = 35 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Malacatán (c. 14 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acacoyahua, Escuintla, Coatepeque. Close country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 36 km SW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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