A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 126.45 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:43:56 / 2:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.7466° West, 17.0696° North, depth 126.45 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckpj. Unique identifier: us2000ckpj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/18 / 2018-01-18 08:43:56 / January 18, 2018 @ 8:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Sayula de Alemán (c. 11 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Texistepec (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sayula de Alemán, Texistepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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