Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Tapanalá in Mexico


Earthquake location 15.8832S, -95.7295WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Tapanalá in Mexico. Unique identifier: us6000ahdb. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ahdb. Exact location of event, longitude -95.7295 West, latitude 15.8832 North, depth = 34.51 km. The temblor was detected at 18:27:12 / 6:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 34.51 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/06/20 / 2020-06-23 18:27:12 / June 23, 2020 @ 6:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jerónimo Ixtepec, El Espinal, Asunción Ixtaltepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Crucecita (c. 15 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Pedro Pochutla (c. 13 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 9 km S of Tapanalá, Mexico.

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