Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, Mexico


Earthquake location 15.2344S, -92.3866WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Belisario Domínguez in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -92.3866° West, 15.2344° North, depth 91.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 01:13:59 / September 17, 2020 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 91.29 km (57 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bp7s. Id of event: us7000bp7s. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:13:59 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Momostenango, Almolonga, San Francisco El Alto (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Quetzaltenango (c. 132 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Huehuetenango (c. 79 400 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from San Francisco El Alto (c. 54 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Coatepeque (c. 45 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Pedro Sacatepéquez (c. 40 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Jacaltenango (c. 34 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 7 km S of Belisario Domínguez, Mexico.

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