A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Union Hidalgo in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 08:31:46 / 8:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 14:31:46 / September 23, 2017 @ 2:31 pm. Exact location, longitude -94.8831° West, latitude 16.6905° North, depth = 10 km. Event id: us2000atkr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atkr. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km NNW of Union Hidalgo, Mexico.
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