A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Zirandaro in Mexico. Id of earthquake: us1000i1c4. Event ids that are associated: us1000i1c4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 14:00:35 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -100.9843° West, latitude 18.543° North, depth = 69.87 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/12/18 / 2018-12-03 20:00:35 / December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.87 km (43 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ciudad Altamirano (c. 24 500 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Huetamo de Núñez (c. 21 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tacámbaro de Codallos (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Arcelia (c. 16 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Luvianos (c. 9 200 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tlapehuala (c. 8 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacámbaro de Codallos, Pedernales, Puruarán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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