A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from El Coyul in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.7553 West, latitude 15.5738 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:05:10 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 04:05:10 / December 15, 2020 @ 4:05 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d5y5. Id of event: us6000d5y5.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salina Cruz, San Pedro Pochutla, Santa María Huatulco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km S of El Coyul, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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