A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Comitancillo in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -95.1547° West, latitude 16.3979° North, depth = 45.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/10/17 / 2017-10-13 03:29:27 / October 13, 2017 @ 3:29 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000ar8f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ar8f. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.09 km (28 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:29:27 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Close 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 twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 9 km S of Comitancillo, Mexico.
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