A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico. Global time and date of event 23/08/15 / 2015-08-23 01:45:10 / August 23, 2015 @ 1:45 am UTC/GMT. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:45:10 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20003ihj. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003ihj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.2 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 101.2 km, -95.012° West, 16.794° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Salina Cruz (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 10 km SSE of Matias Romero, Mexico.
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