A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Santa Catarina Mechoacan in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 00:57:01 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4lg. Unique identifier: us2000d4lg. Exact location, longitude -97.579° West, latitude 16.4993° North, depth = 40.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.17 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 06:57:01 / February 19, 2018 @ 6:57 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tlalixtac de Cabrera, Santa María del Tule, Villa de Etla (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 111 km (69 miles) from Oaxaca de Juárez (c. 262 600 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán (c. 61 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from San Antonio de la Cal (c. 20 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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