A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -94.1463 West, latitude 15.3067 North, depth = 33.05 km. The temblor was detected at 23:57:03 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:57:03 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:57 am UTC/GMT. 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 33.05 km (21 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahwk. Unique identifier: us2000ahwk.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Paredón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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: 85 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.
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