A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Juchitan de Zaragoza in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:56 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000ghe0. Event ids that are associated: us1000ghe0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -95.0317 West, latitude 16.3797 North, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 23:39:56 / August 25, 2018 @ 11:39 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Santo Domingo Zanatepec (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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