A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 105 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.7207 West, latitude 14.8753 North, depth = 53.44 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:17 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 22:30:17 / September 20, 2018 @ 10:30 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.44 km (33 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hhw1. Unique identifier: us2000hhw1.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 105 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico.
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