A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 3 kilometers (2 miles) from Chahuite in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 115.13 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aivy. Id of event: us2000aivy. The temblor was reported at 08:30:40 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -94.1556° West, latitude 16.3217° North, depth = 115.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 14:30:40 / September 9, 2017 @ 2:30 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Juchitán de Zaragoza, San Mateo del Mar, Unión Hidalgo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 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 sixty-six, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 3 km NE of Chahuite, Mexico.
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