A earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Id of earthquake: at00nzipr4. Event ids that are associated: at00nzipr4, pt15351050. Exact location of event, depth 117 km, -93.5° West, 15.8° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 19:49:56 / December 17, 2015 @ 7:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tres Picos in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:49:56 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Amilpas, Huixtla, San Fernando. Epicenter of the earthquake was 114 km (71 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 133 km (83 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 8 km SSE of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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