A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 15:11:49 / February 24, 2018 @ 3:11 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:11:49 / 9:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000d7e7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d7e7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 96.37 km (60 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 of event, longitude -94.9013 West, latitude 16.1433 North, depth = 96.37 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 12 km ESE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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