A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from La Esperanza (El Zapotal) in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.04 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/20 / 2020-10-12 04:13:56 / October 12, 2020 @ 4:13 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -93.5811° West, latitude 14.8773° North, depth = 39.04 km. The temblor was detected at 04:13:56 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c7ne. Id of event: us6000c7ne.
Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Acacoyahua (c. 6 200 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Acapeteahua (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escuintla, Acacoyahua, Acapeteahua. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 77 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico.
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