A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 16:59:10 / 4:59 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007jzr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007jzr. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/01/20 / 2020-01-16 22:59:10 / January 16, 2020 @ 10:59 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 56.53 km (35 miles). Exact location, longitude -94.896° West, latitude 16.2034° North, depth = 56.53 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Colonia Rincón Viejo, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. 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: 11 km E of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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