A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec in Mexico. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.1785 West, latitude 16.3557 North, depth = 61.76 km. Id of earthquake: us2000azrj. Event ids that are associated: us2000azrj. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 61.76 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 13:00:26 / September 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:00:26 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santo Domingo Zanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Colonia Rincón Viejo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-three, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km ENE of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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