A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:44:29 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -93.2903° West, latitude 15.7805° North, depth = 100.11 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 11:44:29 / September 21, 2017 @ 11:44 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.11 km (62 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000asex. Id of event: us2000asex.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (38 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Venustiano Carranza (c. 15 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Suchiapa (c. 13 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Acala (c. 13 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Acala, Venustiano Carranza, Villa Comaltitlán.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km NW of Pijijiapan, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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