A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Puerto Angel in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -96.3999 West, latitude 15.5374 North, depth = 27.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.72 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:03:30 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004d1y. Unique identifier: us10004d1y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/12/15 / 2015-12-29 14:03:30 / December 29, 2015 @ 2:03 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz, Puerto Escondido, Brisas de Zicatela (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (51 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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