A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Saturday. Global time and date of event 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 07:23:31 / February 17, 2018 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d3sw. Id of event: us2000d3sw. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:23:31 / 1:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -98.0169° West, latitude 16.0387° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (c. 5 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis (c. 5 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ometepec, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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