A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.04 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -95.1815° West, 15.527° North, depth 35.04 km. The temblor was detected at 19:58:22 / 7:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004bel. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004bel. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/01/16 / 2016-01-05 01:58:22 / January 5, 2016 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juchitán de Zaragoza, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, San Mateo del Mar (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 70 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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