Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near El Arenal in Mexico


Earthquake location 14.8933S, -92.9951WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from El Arenal in Mexico on Monday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:25:24 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -92.9951° West, 14.8933° North, depth 79.3 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.3 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000c8su. Event ids that are associated: us6000c8su. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 15:25:24 / October 12, 2020 @ 3:25 pm.

Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cacahoatán (c. 14 400 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brisas Barra de Suchiate, Pijijiapan, Cacahoatán (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Did you feel it?

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: 44 km SW of El Arenal, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2020 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.

Leave a Comment

Participate in relief program
%d bloggers like this: