A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Puerto Ángel in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:34:08 / 7:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -96.5156° West, latitude 15.3374° North, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 07:34:08 / January 21, 2021 @ 7:34 am. Id of earthquake: us7000d208. Event ids that are associated: us7000d208.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Escondido, Santa María Xadani, Brisas de Zicatela (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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