A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.01 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70009m9h. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009m9h. Exact location of event, depth 28.01 km, -94.7568° West, 15.6632° North. The temblor was picked up at 22:28:53 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 04:28:53 / May 21, 2020 @ 4:28 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Asunción Ixtaltepec (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 800 pop).
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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 64 km SSE of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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