A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ixhuatan in Mexico. Unique identifier: us10008644. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008644. The temblor was reported at 01:17:24 / 1:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 109.74 km (68 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 07:17:24 / February 2, 2017 @ 7:17 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.54 West, latitude 16.3486 North, depth = 109.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 6 km W of Ixhuatan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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