A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -94.1419 West, latitude 15.463 North, depth = 44.17 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 18:00:30 / September 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000ai89. Event ids that are associated: us2000ai89. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:00:30 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.17 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pijijiapan, San Pedro Tapanatepec, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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.
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