A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from San Miguel Quetzaltepec in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.837 West, latitude 16.9056 North, depth = 10 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:23 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004xiw. Id of event: us20004xiw. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 15:53:23 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:53 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Tlacolula de Matamoros (c. 11 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Pablo Villa de Mitla (c. 7 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Santa María del Tule, San Jerónimo Ixtepec (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km SSW of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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