A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Zacualpan in Mexico. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 05:15:15 / August 18, 2017 @ 5:15 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -100.2634 West, latitude 17.0418 North, depth = 27.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.11 km (17 miles). Unique identifier: us2000a99s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a99s. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:15:15 / 11:15 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Coyuca de Benítez (c. 12 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from San Marcos (c. 12 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Zumpango del Río, Petaquillas, Chilpancingo de los Bravos (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 eleven 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 quakes in the world each year.
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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: 8 km ESE of Zacualpan, Mexico.
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