A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Petatlan in Mexico on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.85 km (10 miles). Event id: us60009b8m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009b8m. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:21:54 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/20 / 2020-04-24 08:21:54 / April 24, 2020 @ 8:21 am. Exact location of event, depth 16.85 km, -101.346° West, 17.4315° North.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from San Jeronimito (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Súchil, Tecpan de Galeana, San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 12 km SW of Petatlan, Mexico.
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