A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/18 / 2018-02-23 05:43:41 / February 23, 2018 @ 5:43 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d6sm. Id of event: us2000d6sm. The temblor was picked up at 23:43:41 / 11:43 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -97.5764° West, 16.3511° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pablo Huixtepec, Ometepec, Ejutla de Crespo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 23 km WNW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico.
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