A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 00:48:15 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 06:48:15 / March 6, 2018 @ 6:48 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -95.5312° West, 15.8138° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000dcs1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dcs1.
Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal, Juchitán de Zaragoza (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 52 km SW of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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