A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Santa Maria Xadani in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.18 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -95.7868° West, 15.4721° North, depth 15.18 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 13:55:09 / August 28, 2016 @ 1:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:55:09 / 7:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006m68. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006m68.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Huatulco, Santa María Xadani. Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 59 km SSE of Santa Maria Xadani, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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