A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Puerto Ángel in Mexico on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 05:29:59 / January 17, 2021 @ 5:29 am. Id of earthquake: us6000dexk. Event ids that are associated: us6000dexk. The temblor was reported at 05:29:59 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -96.4511° West, 15.3794° North. 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).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Escondido, Brisas de Zicatela, Santa María Xadani (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa María Xadani (c. 5 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa María Huatulco (c. 5 500 pop). 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 32 km S of Puerto Ángel, Mexico.
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