A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from San Jeronimo Ixtepec in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 15:06:34 / September 23, 2017 @ 3:06 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000atlf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atlf. Exact location of earthquake, -95.0107° West, 16.603° North, depth 10 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:06:34 / 9:06 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-eight and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 10 km ENE of San Jeronimo Ixtepec, Mexico.
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