A great earthquake with magnitude 8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 119 kilometers (74 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 04:49:17 / September 8, 2017 @ 4:49 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ovy2q7, pt17251000, us2000ahv0. Id of event: us2000ahv0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.807 West, latitude 15.0286 North, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Tres Picos in Mexico (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:49:17 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tapachula, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Vida Mejor I. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 167 km (103 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 145 km (90 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 147 km (91 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 153 km (95 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 127 km (79 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 141 km (88 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. There are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 119 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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