A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Cabeza de Toro in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 08:17:24 / September 17, 2020 @ 8:17 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 08:17:24 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -94.2265° West, 15.3388° North, depth 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bpba. Id of event: us7000bpba.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km SW of Cabeza de Toro, Mexico.
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