A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Maria Huazolotitlan in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 23:59:50 / 11:59 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/19 / 2019-11-06 05:59:50 / November 6, 2019 @ 5:59 am. Exact location of event, longitude -97.9736 West, latitude 16.2108 North, depth = 29.6 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.6 km (18 miles). Event id: us700063v5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700063v5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 17 km (10 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Marquelia (c. 6 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Escondido, Marquelia, Putla Villa de Guerrero (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 9 km SSW of Santa Maria Huazolotitlan, Mexico.
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