A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 11 kilometers (7 miles) from San Mateo del Mar in Mexico on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 38 km, -95.0461° West, 16.1111° North. Global time and date of event 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 17:07:16 / September 16, 2017 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38 km (24 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ap64. Id of event: us2000ap64. The temblor was picked up at 11:07:16 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 18 km (11 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Chahuite, Colonia Rincón Viejo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 11 km SSW of San Mateo del Mar, Mexico.
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