A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000amx5. Unique identifier: us2000amx5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 22:30:06 / September 14, 2017 @ 10:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -93.3318° West, latitude 15.3098° North, depth = 35 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:30:06 / 4:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Buenavista, Nueva Palestina, Villa Comaltitlán (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Nueva Palestina (c. 8 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Comaltitlán (c. 7 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km SSW of Pijijiapan, Mexico.
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