A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 60.06 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000atwe. Event ids that are associated: us2000atwe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -94.0148° West, 15.4013° North, depth 60.06 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:06:12 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/17 / 2017-09-24 10:06:12 / September 24, 2017 @ 10:06 am.
The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Tapanatepec, El Espinal, Chahuite (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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