A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/16 / 2016-01-06 13:18:55 / January 6, 2016 @ 1:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:18:55 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004btc. Unique identifier: us10004btc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.2023 West, latitude 15.3782 North, depth = 10 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Crucecita, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, San Mateo del Mar (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 87 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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