A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:27:52 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 14:27:52 / September 23, 2017 @ 2:27 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000atku. Event ids that are associated: us2000atku. Exact location of event, longitude -94.97 West, latitude 16.7939 North, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, Salina Cruz, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 11 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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