A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Santa Maria Petapa in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 14:18:20 / September 23, 2017 @ 2:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000atkn. Event ids that are associated: us2000atkn. Exact location of event, longitude -95.1269 West, latitude 16.7434 North, depth = 10 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:18:20 / 8:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 10 km S of Santa Maria Petapa, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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