A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000ahw5. Event ids that are associated: us2000ahw5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:44:29 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:44 am. The temblor was picked up at 23:44:29 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -94.5625° West, 15.7153° North.
Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Asunción Ixtaltepec, El Espinal, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 58 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.
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