A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 21:07:26 / 9:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.3491° West, 15.475° North, depth 53.01 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.01 km (33 miles). Unique identifier: us2000aj51. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aj51. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 03:07:26 / September 10, 2017 @ 3:07 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Mateo del Mar, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Santo Domingo Zanatepec (c. 7 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine 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.
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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: 80 km SW of Paredon, Mexico.
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