A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 09:28:23 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -93.8008 West, latitude 15.1166 North, depth = 60.76 km. Global time and date of event 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 15:28:23 / September 12, 2017 @ 3:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000aktu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aktu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.76 km (38 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 103 km (64 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Mapastepec, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days one hundred, in the past 30 days one hundred and five and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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