A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:37:27 / 8:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 33.23 km, -95.3164° West, 15.7657° North. Global time and date of event 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 14:37:27 / September 20, 2017 @ 2:37 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000azit. Unique identifier: us2000azit.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Crucecita, Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 46 km SSW of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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