A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Acacoyagua in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:04:15 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.71 km (68 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/15 / 2015-09-01 17:04:15 / September 1, 2015 @ 5:04 pm. Unique identifier: us20003few. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003few. Exact location of event, longitude -92.6768 West, latitude 15.4194 North, depth = 108.71 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Concepción, Comitán, San Marcos (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 109 km (67 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 8 km NNW of Acacoyagua, Mexico.
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