A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Santa Margarita Huitepec in Mexico on Friday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:21 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/10/20 / 2020-10-02 07:35:21 / October 2, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us6000c4md. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c4md. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 13.2 km (8 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.684 West, latitude 16.9054 North, depth = 13.2 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juchitán de Zaragoza, Tlacolula de Matamoros, El Espinal. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Tlacolula de Matamoros (c. 11 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 3 km SSW of Santa Margarita Huitepec, Mexico.
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