A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 21:12:52 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.6264 West, latitude 16.0042 North, depth = 20.53 km. Global time and date of event 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 04:12:52 / March 12, 2017 @ 4:12 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008eut. Id of event: us10008eut. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.53 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Jamiltepec, San Luis Acatlán, Pinotepa de Don Luis (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km SSW of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.
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