A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 09:47:55 / February 23, 2017 @ 9:47 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:47:55 / 3:47 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20008lqk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lqk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 75.03 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.4139 West, latitude 16.1889 North, depth = 75.03 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Crucecita, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km W of Salina Cruz, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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