A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d56m. Id of event: us1000d56m. Exact location of event, longitude -97.8517 West, latitude 16.7834 North, depth = 53.2 km. Global time and date of event 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 14:00:22 / March 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 08:00:22 / 8:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.2 km (33 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis Acatlán, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 14 km E of Santa Maria Zacatepec, Mexico.
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