A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from La Esperanza in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:25:26 / 4:25 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.5 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/12/20 / 2020-12-10 04:25:26 / December 10, 2020 @ 4:25 am. Unique identifier: us7000cpnh. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cpnh. Exact location of event, depth 90.5 km, -93.0851° West, 15.4256° North.
Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 20 km (12 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mazatán, Motozintla de Mendoza, Huehuetán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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