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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Veracruz in Mexico



Earthquake location 19.5418S, -95.7775WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Veracruz in Mexico. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 09:56:39 / February 15, 2017 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 03:56:39 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008jy1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008jy1. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.11 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -95.7775 West, latitude 19.5418 North, depth = 10.11 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Soledad de Doblado, Heroica Alvarado, Rinconada (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Veracruz (c. 568 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Heroica Alvarado (c. 21 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Las Amapolas (c. 14 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Fraccionamiento Geovillas los Pinos (c. 12 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Soledad de Doblado (c. 12 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Boca del Río (c. 11 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km NE of Veracruz, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -95.7775° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 19.5418° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NE of Veracruz, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-15 09:56:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-15 10:15:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 298 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 3.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us20008jy1 Id of event.
Event Code 20008jy1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jy1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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