A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from San Miguel Quetzaltepec in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/08/17 / 2017-08-26 23:56:39 / August 26, 2017 @ 11:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:56:39 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -95.5814° West, latitude 17.0066° North, depth = 97.74 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 97.74 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000aege. Event ids that are associated: us2000aege.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Dionisio Ocotepec, Juchitán de Zaragoza, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop).
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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 25 km E of San Miguel Quetzaltepec, Mexico.
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