A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ometepec in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -98.3051 West, latitude 16.5848 North, depth = 35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000d6tb. Event ids that are associated: us1000d6tb. The temblor was picked up at 10:44:02 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 16:44:02 / March 20, 2018 @ 4:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Ayutla de los Libres (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 16 km SE of Ometepec, Mexico.
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