A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -98.3295° West, latitude 16.4235° North, depth = 42.73 km. Unique identifier: us10006tre. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006tre. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.73 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/16 / 2016-09-29 08:55:20 / September 29, 2016 @ 8:55 am. The temblor was reported at 03:55:20 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago Juxtlahuaca, San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Ayutla de los Libres. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Malinaltepec (c. 26 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Ayutla de los Libres (c. 9 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Cruz Grande (c. 9 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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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: 10 km ESE of Cuajinicuilapa, Mexico.
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