A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Santa Maria Zacatepec in Mexico on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.78 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:30:45 / 3:30 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000d3yq. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3yq. Exact location of event, longitude -97.7892 West, latitude 16.6266 North, depth = 20.78 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 21:30:45 / February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Cuajinicuilapa de Santa Maria (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Luis Acatlán, Ayoquezco de Aldama, Santiago Juxtlahuaca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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