A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from San Dionisio Ocotepec in Mexico on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/17 / 2017-01-08 12:16:04 / January 8, 2017 @ 12:16 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:16:04 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -96.2016° West, 16.5852° North, depth 62.94 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.94 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10007rze. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007rze. 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 Villa de Etla, Crucecita, San Lorenzo Cacaotepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 13 800 pop).
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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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