A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Hidalgotitlan in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007c0a. Unique identifier: us60007c0a. The temblor was reported at 03:49:16 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/20 / 2020-01-21 09:49:16 / January 21, 2020 @ 9:49 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 125.73 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -94.438 West, latitude 17.2094 North, depth = 125.73 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 66 km SSE of Hidalgotitlan, Mexico.
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