A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Santiago Tepextla in Mexico. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs7r. Id of event: us7000cs7r. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 15:53:24 / December 16, 2020 @ 3:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -98.4853° West, 16.0718° North. The temblor was picked up at 15:53:24 / 3:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Luis Acatlán, Copala, Santiago Jamiltepec. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 30 km S of Santiago Tepextla, Mexico.
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