A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Tres Picos 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 02:34:36 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 69.63 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 08:34:36 / September 8, 2017 @ 8:34 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahz5. Unique identifier: us2000ahz5. Exact location of event, longitude -93.9693 West, latitude 15.2807 North, depth = 69.63 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá. The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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