A major earthquake with magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.65 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 24.65 km, -97.653° West, 16.6459° North. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/18 / 2018-02-16 23:39:42 / February 16, 2018 @ 11:39 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pinotepa de Don Luis in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d3km. Event ids that are associated: pt18047000, at00p49oe8, us2000d3km. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:42 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Tlapa de Comonfort (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 109 km (68 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop).
Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km NE of Pinotepa de Don Luis, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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