A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Pijijiapan in Mexico on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.4 km (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:42:17 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000c522. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000c522. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/17 / 2017-12-15 20:42:17 / December 15, 2017 @ 8:42 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -93.4466° West, 15.6716° North, depth 75.4 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Escuintla, Acapeteahua, Acacoyahua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km W of Pijijiapan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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