A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:52:49 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70008n5g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008n5g. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). 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: 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 03:52:49 / March 8, 2020 @ 3:52 am. Exact location, longitude -95.4573° West, latitude 15.7452° North, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María Huatulco, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Jalapa (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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