A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec in Mexico on Saturday. Event id: us1000av9b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000av9b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:59:01 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.81 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.741 West, latitude 16.2836 North, depth = 58.81 km. Global time and date of event 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 16:59:01 / October 21, 2017 @ 4:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Brisas de Zicatela, Putla Villa de Guerrero, Puerto Escondido (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 84 km (53 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km E of Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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