A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Santa Cruz Xitla in Mexico on Saturday. Event id: us2000a588. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a588. The temblor was picked up at 14:28:01 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.42 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -96.7416 West, latitude 16.0988 North, depth = 29.42 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/17 / 2017-08-05 20:28:01 / August 5, 2017 @ 8:28 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa de Zaachila, Vicente Guerrero, Trinidad Zaachila. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 13 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Trinidad Zaachila (c. 12 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 25 km SSW of Santa Cruz Xitla, Mexico.
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