A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.8009 West, latitude 17.2504 North, depth = 51.65 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006psr. Unique identifier: us10006psr. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 51.65 km (32 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:46:44 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 13:46:44 / September 15, 2016 @ 1:46 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). The epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Coatzacoalcos, Juan Rodríguez Clara (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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.
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