A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.64 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 04:41:06 / 4:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/17 / 2017-12-18 10:41:06 / December 18, 2017 @ 10:41 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.8979° West, 16.8193° North, depth 19.64 km. Event id: us2000c5jv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000c5jv.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Salina Cruz. Event epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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