A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec in Mexico on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 01:41:41 / 1:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -97.8256 West, latitude 16.2127 North, depth = 58.9 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.9 km (37 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003kw0. Unique identifier: us10003kw0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 06:41:41 / October 7, 2015 @ 6:41 am.
Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Putla Villa de Guerrero, Puerto Escondido, Ometepec (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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 7 km S of Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico.
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