A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Plan de Ayala in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.58 km (62 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -92.5103 West, latitude 15.0095 North, depth = 99.58 km. The temblor was reported at 15:27:39 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/02/21 / 2021-02-17 15:27:39 / February 17, 2021 @ 3:27 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dieq. Unique identifier: us6000dieq.
Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 15 km (10 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Colomba (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Huitán, El Asintal, Nueva Palestina.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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