A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/05/17 / 2017-05-29 12:56:03 / May 29, 2017 @ 12:56 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:56:03 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008w1q. Event ids that are associated: us10008w1q. Exact location of earthquake, -94.1289° West, 16.0612° North, depth 97.2 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 97.2 km (60 miles).
Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Corzo, San Mateo del Mar, Unión Hidalgo.
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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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