A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Wednesday. Event id: us1000gekm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gekm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -94.8619° West, latitude 16.8995° North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 00:17:41 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 06:17:41 / August 15, 2018 @ 6:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Salina Cruz, Jalapa. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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