A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Union in Mexico on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008ux6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ux6. Exact location of event, longitude -101.6749 West, latitude 17.8824 North, depth = 42.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 20:25:28 / May 24, 2017 @ 8:25 pm. The temblor was picked up at 14:25:28 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.99 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arteaga, Buenos Aires, La Orilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Buenos Aires (c. 9 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arteaga (c. 9 600 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 17 km ESE of La Union, Mexico.
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