A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 13:24:12 / September 23, 2017 @ 1:24 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000atk8. Unique identifier: us2000atk8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:24:12 / 7:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -94.9123° West, latitude 16.7308° North, depth = 10 km.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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