A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -95.1854 West, latitude 16.326 North, depth = 52.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.73 km (33 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/17 / 2017-10-23 03:11:18 / October 23, 2017 @ 3:11 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:11:18 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000bgzv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bgzv.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 16 km (10 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Colonia Rincón Viejo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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 six, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 5 km E of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Mexico.
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