A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Las Amilpas in Mexico on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:18:36 / 7:18 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ch6d. Id of event: us1000ch6d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.74 km (56 miles). Exact location of event, depth 90.74 km, -94.624° West, 16.4589° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/18 / 2018-01-30 13:18:36 / January 30, 2018 @ 1:18 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 69 km (43 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Jalapa, Arriaga. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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