A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec in Mexico. Exact location of event, depth 8.87 km, -97.7509° West, 16.2069° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.87 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:36:53 / 6:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 00:36:53 / February 17, 2018 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000d3m0. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3m0.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco, Ejutla de Crespo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 118 km (74 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Santiago Jamiltepec (c. 9 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Brisas de Zicatela (c. 9 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Putla Villa de Guerrero (c. 9 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 10 km SE of Santiago Jamiltepec, Mexico.
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