A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 195 km ENE of Socorro Island, Mexico (121 miles) on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 22:00:50 / August 23, 2017 @ 10:00 pm. Unique identifier: us2000ab4y. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ab4y. Exact location of event, longitude -109.333 West, latitude 19.6009 North, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 15:00:50 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). 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.
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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 195 km ENE of Socorro Island, Mexico.
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