A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from San Miguel Panixtlahuaca in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -97.5148° West, 16.4307° North, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000d3ql. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d3ql. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/18 / 2018-02-17 03:54:44 / February 17, 2018 @ 3:54 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:54:44 / 9:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicente Guerrero, Villa de Zaachila, Ometepec. The epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Santiago Pinotepa Nacional (c. 25 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Escondido (c. 19 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ometepec (c. 17 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Miahuatlán de Porfirio Díaz (c. 17 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 17 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco (c. 14 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Villa de Zaachila (c. 14 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 24 km NW of San Miguel Panixtlahuaca, Mexico.
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