A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -98.2701° West, latitude 16.3896° North, depth = 44.83 km. Unique identifier: us10006evg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006evg. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/08/16 / 2016-08-18 22:51:38 / August 18, 2016 @ 10:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:51:38 / 5:51 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.83 km (28 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Grande, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Putla Villa de Guerrero (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 17 km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.
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