A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, offshore Chiapas, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Chiapas, Mexico. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:13 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -93.1407° West, latitude 15.2379° North, depth = 78.98 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.98 km (49 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000akvp. Unique identifier: us2000akvp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 16:58:13 / September 12, 2017 @ 4:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Angel Albino Corzo (c. 8 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Madero, San Pedro Buenavista, Mazatán (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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