A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.72 km (46 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:36:08 / 12:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.5996° West, 15.3334° North, depth 74.72 km. Id of earthquake: us2000akyh. Event ids that are associated: us2000akyh. Global time and date of event 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 18:36:08 / September 12, 2017 @ 6:36 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Paredón, Mapastepec (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and one, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 56 km SW of Pijijiapan, Mexico.
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