A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico (54 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.98 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 06:10:55 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d7n9. Id of event: us6000d7n9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.6388 West, latitude 14.8021 North, depth = 29.98 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 06:10:55 / January 12, 2021 @ 6:10 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 13,000 light 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 87 km SW of La Esperanza (El Zapotal), Mexico.
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