A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Ixhuatan in Mexico. Exact location, longitude -94.3637° West, latitude 16.221° North, depth = 69.25 km. The temblor was detected at 13:17:35 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 19:17:35 / November 18, 2017 @ 7:17 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.25 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000br4h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000br4h.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Jiquipilas, Salina Cruz (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 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: 19 km SE of Ixhuatan, Mexico.
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