A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.9198° West, 17.2252° North, depth 151.06 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 151.06 km (94 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/08/17 / 2017-08-07 04:58:45 / August 7, 2017 @ 4:58 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:58:45 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ae83. Event ids that are associated: us2000ae83.
The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Oluta (c. 11 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juchitán de Zaragoza, Unión Hidalgo, Coacotla. 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 17 km ENE of Palomares, Mexico.
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