A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 16:28:43 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 22:28:43 / September 8, 2017 @ 10:28 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.93 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000aif4. Event ids that are associated: us2000aif4. Exact location of event, longitude -93.8582 West, latitude 15.3308 North, depth = 25.93 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mapastepec, Arriaga, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty-two, in the past 30 days fifty-three and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 68 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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