A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Juchitan de Zaragoza in Mexico on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -94.9743° West, latitude 16.3622° North, depth = 66.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000akyq. Unique identifier: us2000akyq. The temblor was reported at 12:42:04 / 12:42 pm (local time epicenter). 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 66.45 km (41 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 18:42:04 / September 12, 2017 @ 6:42 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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