A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Sunday. Event id: us1000d61h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d61h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 52.16 km (32 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 09:22:06 / March 18, 2018 @ 9:22 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8517 West, latitude 16.7424 North, depth = 52.16 km. The temblor was reported at 03:22:06 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 24 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico.
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