A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:42:28 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 16:42:28 / September 8, 2017 @ 4:42 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000ai6c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai6c. Exact location, longitude -93.8064° West, latitude 15.775° North, depth = 62.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 62.36 km (39 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiquipilas, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SSE of Paredon, Mexico.
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