A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Tomatlan in Mexico. Event id: us10003nrr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003nrr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 00:48:22 / October 15, 2015 @ 12:48 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:48:22 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -105.3241° West, latitude 19.3483° North, depth = 35 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Cihuatlán (c. 16 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Tomatlán (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Huerta (c. 7 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from San Patricio (c. 6 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Las Juntas (c. 6 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cihuatlán, La Huerta, San Patricio (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 three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 65 km S of Tomatlan, Mexico.
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