A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 00:47:58 / September 9, 2017 @ 12:47 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aiht. Id of event: us2000aiht. The temblor was detected at 18:47:58 / 6:47 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.05 km (16 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.5336 West, latitude 15.6764 North, depth = 25.05 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Unión Hidalgo, Arriaga. Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-seven, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 62 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.
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