A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Villa Comaltitlan in Mexico. The temblor was detected at 08:09:57 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arrt. Id of event: us2000arrt. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 14:09:57 / September 8, 2017 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -92.5495 West, latitude 15.2436 North, depth = 49.04 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.04 km (30 miles).
Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Marcos (c. 25 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Comitancillo (c. 19 700 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Comitancillo, San Cristóbal Cucho, Ocós (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 4 km NE of Villa Comaltitlan, Mexico.
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