A light earthquake magnitude 4.5908 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from San Vicente in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 8 km, -115.6852° West, 31.5727° North. The 4.5908-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:09:07 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: ew1597676947. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ew1597676947. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8 km (5 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/08/20 / 2020-08-17 15:09:07 / August 17, 2020 @ 3:09 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Ensenada (c. 256 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Guadalupe Victoria (c. 18 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada (c. 17 900 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vicente Guerrero (c. 12 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Doctor Alberto Oviedo Mota (c. 8 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Estación Coahuila (c. 7 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Camalú (c. 7 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicente Guerrero, Guadalupe Victoria, Emiliano Zapata (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 60 km ENE of San Vicente, Mexico.
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