A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.38 km (38 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:22:31 / 2:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -93.8884° West, latitude 15.2722° North, depth = 60.38 km. 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: us2000ass7. Id of event: us2000ass7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 20:22:31 / September 21, 2017 @ 8:22 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tonalá, Paredón, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 76 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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