A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, offshore Oaxaca, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Oaxaca, Mexico. Id of earthquake: us2000alvq. Event ids that are associated: us2000alvq. Global time and date of event 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 21:30:51 / September 13, 2017 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 39.9 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:30:51 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.9904 West, latitude 15.7092 North, depth = 39.9 km.
Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Jalapa (c. 8 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and twelve, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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