A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 105.81 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:01:40 / 10:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/12/19 / 2019-12-22 04:01:40 / December 22, 2019 @ 4:01 am. Exact location, longitude -95.3812° West, latitude 17.1093° North, depth = 105.81 km. Id of earthquake: us70006u0b. Event ids that are associated: us70006u0b.
The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Playa Vicente, Unión Hidalgo, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km W of Palomares, Mexico.
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