A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Acala in Mexico on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 05:46:48 / February 29, 2020 @ 5:46 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us600086rw. Ids that are associated to the event: us600086rw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -92.9317° West, 16.318° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:46:48 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jiquipilas, Comitán, Chanal. Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Cristóbal de las Casas (c. 129 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 30 km SSW of Acala, Mexico.
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