A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.4798 West, latitude 15.6827 North, depth = 25.33 km. The temblor was reported at 02:35:35 / 2:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/02/18 / 2018-02-14 08:35:35 / February 14, 2018 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.33 km (16 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000d1wu. Event ids that are associated: us2000d1wu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Asunción Ixtaltepec (c. 7 600 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km SSW of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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