A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from La Esperanza (El Zapotal) in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -93.1923° West, latitude 15.0804° North, depth = 57.5 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bcmb. Event ids that are associated: us7000bcmb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 57.5 km (36 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:07:33 / 11:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/20 / 2020-08-18 23:07:33 / August 18, 2020 @ 11:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Madero, Huehuetán, Mazatán (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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