A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Tuesday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:48:39 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000byz4. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000byz4. 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 55.07 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/18 / 2018-01-02 09:48:39 / January 2, 2018 @ 9:48 am. Exact location, longitude -94.7307° West, latitude 15.9744° North, depth = 55.07 km.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, Arriaga, Paredón (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 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 five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km SSW of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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