A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from El Palmarcito in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/21 / 2021-03-01 01:15:09 / March 1, 2021 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 87.42 km, -93.3614° West, 15.5335° North. Unique identifier: us7000deg2. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000deg2. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 87.42 km (54 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:15:09 / 1:15 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Angel Albino Corzo (c. 8 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Comaltitlán, Escuintla, Paredón (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km WNW of El Palmarcito, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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