A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 12 kilometers (7 miles) from San Juan Cacahuatepec in Mexico on Thursday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:01:11 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.43 km (18 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us600055ch. Ids that are associated to the event: us600055ch. Exact location of earthquake, -98.2687° West, 16.6382° North, depth 29.43 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 11:01:11 / August 15, 2019 @ 11:01 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cruz Grande, Santiago Juxtlahuaca, Malinaltepec. The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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