A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/17 / 2017-09-30 18:15:51 / September 30, 2017 @ 6:15 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000ax7s. Event ids that are associated: us2000ax7s. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63.17 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:15:51 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.7087 West, latitude 16.2598 North, depth = 63.17 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón, Arriaga, Jalapa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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