A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Thursday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:58:59 / 9:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/18 / 2018-02-02 03:58:59 / February 2, 2018 @ 3:58 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000ce58. Unique identifier: us1000ce58. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.0188 West, latitude 16.1547 North, depth = 35 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Chahuite, Colonia Rincón Viejo. Earthquake epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km SSW of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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