A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.7508 West, latitude 15.8113 North, depth = 34.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 21:03:19 / October 20, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:03:19 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000auxu. Id of event: us1000auxu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.07 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jerónimo Ixtepec, El Espinal, Santo Domingo Zanatepec (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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