A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 20:13:17 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000j2bj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j2bj. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/01/19 / 2019-01-10 02:13:17 / January 10, 2019 @ 2:13 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.23 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -94.956 West, latitude 15.7846 North, depth = 34.23 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Asunción Ixtaltepec (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 46 km S of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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