A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.18 km (40 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:19:20 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.0315 West, latitude 15.3696 North, depth = 64.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ai5r. Unique identifier: us2000ai5r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 16:19:20 / September 8, 2017 @ 4:19 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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