A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Palomares in Mexico. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:37:45 / 4:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/03/17 / 2017-03-18 10:37:45 / March 18, 2017 @ 10:37 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -95.2029° West, 17.1774° North, depth 99.09 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.09 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008sze. Id of event: us20008sze.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Juan Rodríguez Clara (c. 14 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coacotla, Playa Vicente, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 14 km WNW of Palomares, Mexico.
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