A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Guaymas in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/01/17 / 2017-01-18 04:09:39 / January 18, 2017 @ 4:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -111.3055° West, 27.5135° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007tv5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007tv5. The temblor was reported at 21:09:39 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
The epicenter was 60 km (38 miles) from Heroica Guaymas (c. 103 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Empalme (c. 38 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Potam (c. 5 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Potam, Empalme, Heroica Guaymas (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km SW of Guaymas, Mexico.
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