A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Santiago Tepextla in Mexico on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:44:37 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 14:44:37 / March 4, 2021 @ 2:44 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dfgi. Unique identifier: us7000dfgi. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -98.5378° West, 16.1393° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Luis Acatlán (c. 8 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Copala (c. 6 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cruz Grande, Santiago Jamiltepec, San Luis Acatlán.
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 fifteen 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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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SSW of Santiago Tepextla, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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