A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/17 / 2017-08-22 22:22:18 / August 22, 2017 @ 10:22 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:22:18 / 4:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -93.189 West, latitude 14.4116 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aasv. Id of event: us2000aasv.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mazatán, Puerto Madero (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (56 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Mazatán (c. 5 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 89 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.
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