A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Matias Romero in Mexico on Sunday. Global time and date of event 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 12:33:21 / September 24, 2017 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000atx8. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atx8. The temblor was reported at 06:33:21 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.62 km (34 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -94.8399° West, 16.7324° North, depth 54.62 km.
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Espinal, Chahuite, San Pedro Tapanatepec.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days fourty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy 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 respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 26 km SE of Matias Romero, Mexico.
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