A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:28:46 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 20/02/18 / 2018-02-20 06:28:46 / February 20, 2018 @ 6:28 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 51.42 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -94.7292° West, latitude 15.6315° North, depth = 51.42 km. Id of earthquake: us2000d578. Event ids that are associated: us2000d578.
The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 101 km (62 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec, 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 three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 67 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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