A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 20:16:36 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 26.56 km, -98.3882° West, 16.4821° North. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 20:16:36 / January 16, 2021 @ 8:16 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000dexj. Event ids that are associated: us6000dexj. The epicenter was at a depth of 26.56 km (17 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Malinaltepec, Cruz Grande, Putla Villa de Guerrero. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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