A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 10:38:08 / September 23, 2017 @ 10:38 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000atis. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atis. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:38:08 / 4:38 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 event, depth 74.22 km, -94.1625° West, 15.6979° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.22 km (46 miles).
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Unión Hidalgo, Villa Corzo, San Mateo del Mar. Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 48 km SW of Paredon, Mexico.
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