A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional in Mexico on Wednesday. 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: us1000da3d. Id of event: us1000da3d. Exact location of event, depth 22.85 km, -98.1132° West, 16.3775° North. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:48:52 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 20:48:52 / March 21, 2018 @ 8:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.85 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 8 km (5 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copala, Santa Catarina Juquila, San Luis Acatlán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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