A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000arr0. Event ids that are associated: us2000arr0. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:39:15 / 11:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -93.9445° West, 15.1316° North, depth 68.59 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:39:15 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:39 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 68.59 km (43 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 100 km (62 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paredón, Pijijiapan (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 92 km SSW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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