A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/10/18 / 2018-10-30 18:39:40 / October 30, 2018 @ 6:39 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 115.74 km (72 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.1938 West, latitude 17.108 North, depth = 115.74 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:39:40 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000hj8k. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000hj8k.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sayula de Alemán, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Unión Hidalgo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Sayula de Alemán (c. 11 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km WSW of Palomares, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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