A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 02:13:31 / April 15, 2018 @ 2:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000e0gi. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0gi. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:13:31 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8663 West, latitude 15.9704 North, depth = 40.46 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.46 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Jalapa, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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