A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Tlacotepec in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us70007typ. Event ids that are associated: us70007typ. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 62.91 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 62.91 km, -100.2268° West, 17.5037° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 01:48:19 / February 21, 2020 @ 1:48 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 19:48:19 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Atliaca, Arcelia, Tlapehuala (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km SW of Tlacotepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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