A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.39 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:06 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.002° West, 15.7223° North, depth 99.39 km. Unique identifier: us10008dh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008dh0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 09:58:06 / March 31, 2017 @ 9:58 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 109 km (68 miles) from Comitán (c. 79 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Frontera Comalapa (c. 18 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copoya, La Trinitaria, Chiapa de Corzo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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