A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from San Dionisio del Mar in Mexico. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:06:18 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -94.8032° West, latitude 16.1985° North, depth = 37.2 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000akpc. Unique identifier: us2000akpc. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.2 km (23 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 11:06:18 / September 12, 2017 @ 11:06 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (26 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero, Jalapa (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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