A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Bajos del Ejido in Mexico on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -99.944 West, latitude 17.0033 North, depth = 16.96 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.96 km (11 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:47:24 / 12:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/20 / 2020-01-30 06:47:24 / January 30, 2020 @ 6:47 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007juk. Unique identifier: us60007juk.
The epicenter was 17 km (10 miles) from Acapulco de Juárez (c. 652 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chilpancingo de los Bravos (c. 165 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chilapa de Alvarez (c. 23 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Atoyac de Álvarez (c. 21 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Zumpango del Río (c. 21 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tixtla de Guerrero (c. 21 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilapa de Alvarez, Atliaca, Cruz Grande.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 6 km NNE of Bajos del Ejido, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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