A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 143 kilometers (89 miles) from Estacion Coahuila in B.C. in MX. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 5.94 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ci37897343. Id of event: ci37897343. Exact location of event, longitude -114.2048333 West, latitude 31.1051667 North, depth = 5.94 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/18 / 2018-03-19 23:36:40 / March 19, 2018 @ 11:36 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:36:40 / 3:36 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Peñasco, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Puerto Peñasco (c. 33 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Felipe (c. 15 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 143 km SSE of Estacion Coahuila, B.C., MX.
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