A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Sunday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:56:32 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004b3q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b3q. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.55 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 01:56:32 / January 4, 2016 @ 1:56 am. Exact location of earthquake, -95.0872° West, 15.9568° North, depth 55.55 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Jalapa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km SSE of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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