A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Saturday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:59:50 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 10:59:50 / July 18, 2020 @ 10:59 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000aqte. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aqte. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -95.2372° West, 16.1107° North.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa María Xadani, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Matías Romero (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 9 km (6 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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