A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 19.13 km, -97.5511° West, 16.4021° North. The temblor was picked up at 05:31:26 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ay0t. Id of event: us1000ay0t. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/10/17 / 2017-10-28 11:31:26 / October 28, 2017 @ 11:31 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.13 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Zimatlán de Álvarez (c. 10 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Zimatlán de Álvarez (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km NW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico.
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