A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.77 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -94.4218 West, latitude 15.787 North, depth = 57.77 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aizg. Id of event: us2000aizg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 18:50:43 / September 9, 2017 @ 6:50 pm. The temblor was detected at 18:50:43 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salina Cruz, Unión Hidalgo, Tonalá (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seventy-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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