A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -93.0235° West, 15.4152° North, depth 96.62 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.62 km (60 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:29:31 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 05:29:31 / September 11, 2017 @ 5:29 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ajuy. Unique identifier: us2000ajuy.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Corzo, Mazatán, Motozintla de Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 13 km W of Mapastepec, Mexico.
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