A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/17 / 2017-12-12 14:05:24 / December 12, 2017 @ 2:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000bzw3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000bzw3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.6 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.3195 West, latitude 15.9968 North, depth = 19.6 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:05:24 / 8:05 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Crucecita, Las Amilpas, Santa María Xadani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SW of Salina Cruz, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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