A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Loreto in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 06:48:55 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/18 / 2018-01-20 13:48:55 / January 20, 2018 @ 1:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000clsy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000clsy. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -111.077° West, 26.661° North.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Loreto (c. 11 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Loreto. 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 76 km NNE of Loreto, Mexico.
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