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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 8 km SE of Paredon, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9675S, -93.8175WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.51 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us100075z9. Ids that are associated to the event: us100075z9. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/11/16 / 2016-11-07 03:50:19 / November 7, 2016 @ 3:50 am. Exact location of event, depth 104.51 km, -93.8175° West, 15.9675° North. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:50:19 / 9:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 15 km (9 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Amilpas, San Francisco Ixhuatan, Santo Domingo Zanatepec. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 8 km SE of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9675° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km SE of Paredon, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-07 03:50:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-07 04:15:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.645 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100075z9 Id of event.
Event Code 100075z9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100075z9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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