A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.6775 West, latitude 15.8684 North, depth = 93.54 km. The temblor was detected at 06:48:32 / 6:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.54 km (58 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/17 / 2017-09-13 12:48:32 / September 13, 2017 @ 12:48 pm. Unique identifier: us2000alfh. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000alfh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mapastepec, Cintalapa de Figueroa, Jiquipilas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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