A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.34 km (18 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/01/18 / 2018-01-04 16:09:48 / January 4, 2018 @ 4:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000c0qh. Event ids that are associated: us1000c0qh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:09:48 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.6389° West, 15.7834° North, depth 28.34 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (46 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 49 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.
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