A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -97.6761 West, latitude 16.6622 North, depth = 48.7 km. Event id: us7000702h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000702h. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/01/20 / 2020-01-15 07:44:41 / January 15, 2020 @ 7:44 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 48.7 km (30 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:44:41 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Zimatlán de Álvarez (c. 10 000 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zimatlán de Álvarez, San Pablo Huixtepec, Ayoquezco de Aldama. Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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