A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 73.86 km (46 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.1729 West, latitude 15.1781 North, depth = 73.86 km. Global time and date of event 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 21:48:03 / September 11, 2017 @ 9:48 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:03 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000akdz. Id of event: us2000akdz.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Angel Albino Corzo (c. 8 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nueva Palestina (c. 8 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angel Albino Corzo, Huehuetán, Mazatán (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 40 km SW of Mapastepec, Mexico.
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