A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 15:31:28 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000aid9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aid9. Exact location, longitude -94.4589° West, latitude 15.5579° North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 21:31:28 / September 8, 2017 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Arriaga, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (59 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 77 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.
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