A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.55 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 17:56:42 / December 8, 2020 @ 5:56 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:56:42 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cp6z. Event ids that are associated: us7000cp6z. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.2062 West, latitude 16.0787 North, depth = 25.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Crucecita, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Santa María Xadani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (7 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km S of Salina Cruz, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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