A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 113.29 km (70 miles). Exact location, longitude -94.9924° West, latitude 17.1595° North, depth = 113.29 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/05/18 / 2018-05-13 17:10:41 / May 13, 2018 @ 5:10 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e468. Id of event: us1000e468. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:10:41 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Coacotla, Soconusco. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Oluta (c. 11 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-seven 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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 7 km E of Palomares, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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