A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chahuite in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -94.2856° West, 15.9758° North, depth 56.98 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.98 km (35 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:08:16 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 03:08:16 / September 9, 2017 @ 3:08 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: us2000aijy. Id of event: us2000aijy.
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiquipilas, Asunción Ixtaltepec, Salina Cruz. The epicenter was 101 km (62 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 Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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