A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.37 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.5088 West, latitude 15.3472 North, depth = 76.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/17 / 2017-09-15 02:45:37 / September 15, 2017 @ 2:45 am. The temblor was reported at 20:45:37 / 8:45 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000an1z. Unique identifier: us2000an1z.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Acacoyahua (c. 6 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Buenavista, Escuintla, Acacoyahua (min 5000 pop). Close 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 fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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