A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Chahuite in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:06:25 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 07:06:25 / July 21, 2017 @ 7:06 am. Exact location, longitude -94.308° West, latitude 16.1687° North, depth = 98.64 km. Unique identifier: us20009yul. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009yul. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.64 km (61 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiquipilas, Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 19 km SW of Chahuite, Mexico.
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