A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. 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 23.37 km (15 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:34:03 / 9:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.8075 West, latitude 15.6661 North, depth = 23.37 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/17 / 2017-11-07 15:34:03 / November 7, 2017 @ 3:34 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bjue. Id of event: us2000bjue.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Pedro Tapanatepec, San Pedro Buenavista, El Espinal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 36 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.
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