A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:08:19 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 09:08:19 / September 8, 2017 @ 9:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ahzj. Id of event: us2000ahzj. Exact location of event, depth 39.64 km, -94.5329° West, 15.609° North. The epicenter was at a depth of 39.64 km (25 miles).
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Salina Cruz, San Pedro Tapanatepec.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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