A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Niltepec in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 10:24:53 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.7171° West, 16.8156° North, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 16:24:53 / September 23, 2017 @ 4:24 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000atma. Unique identifier: us2000atma. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Jalapa, Salina Cruz, El Espinal (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km NNW of Niltepec, Mexico.
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