A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Xalpatlahuac in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -98.4792° West, latitude 17.3644° North, depth = 48.28 km. Event id: us1000e95q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000e95q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.28 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/05/18 / 2018-05-21 02:15:21 / May 21, 2018 @ 2:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:21 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ciudad de Huajuapam de León (c. 47 800 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Tlapa de Comonfort (c. 36 900 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiautla de Tapia, Ciudad de Chiautla de Tapia, Petaquillas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 18 km SE of Xalpatlahuac, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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