A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:58:03 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 18:58:03 / September 16, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -94.6903 West, latitude 15.634 North, depth = 40.95 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.95 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000ap88. Event ids that are associated: us2000ap88.
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 Chahuite, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Salina Cruz. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Mateo del Mar (c. 5 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 66 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.
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