A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Acapetagua in Mexico on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/03/20 / 2020-03-26 23:45:58 / March 26, 2020 @ 11:45 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008h21. Unique identifier: us70008h21. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:45:58 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -93.2493 West, latitude 14.7193 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vida Mejor I, Huehuetán, Huixtla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Huehuetán (c. 7 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Vida Mejor I (c. 6 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km SW of Acapetagua, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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