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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Tres Palos in Mexico

Earthquake location 18.2194S, -101.6803WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Tres Palos in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -101.6803 West, latitude 18.2194 North, depth = 57.42 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 57.42 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:12:02 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/16 / 2016-12-08 21:12:02 / December 8, 2016 @ 9:12 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007zaw. Id of event: us20007zaw.

Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Mira Tumbiscatio (c. 14 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Petatlán, La Huacana, La Mira Tumbiscatio. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 7 km WNW of Tres Palos, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.6803° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.2194° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 57.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km WNW of Tres Palos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-08 21:12:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-25 06:14:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 248 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 1.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 205 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 us20007zaw Id of event.
Event Code 20007zaw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007zaw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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