A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 16:56:07 / 4:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -95.2126° West, latitude 15.893° North, depth = 38.9 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dd5k. Id of event: us1000dd5k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.9 km (24 miles). Global time and date of event 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 22:56:07 / March 20, 2018 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Las Amilpas, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Unión Hidalgo. Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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