A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Friday. Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 08:31:20 / September 8, 2017 @ 8:31 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahz3. Unique identifier: us2000ahz3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.131 West, latitude 15.2898 North, depth = 22.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.41 km (14 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:31:20 / 2:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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