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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near El Coacoyul in Mexico



Earthquake location 17.5622S, -101.4126WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from El Coacoyul in Mexico. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:38:41 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 36.63 km, -101.4126° West, 17.5622° North. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/17 / 2017-02-02 20:38:41 / February 2, 2017 @ 8:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 36.63 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008h7z. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008h7z.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Súchil, Tecpan de Galeana, Ixtapa. Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Tecpan de Galeana (c. 14 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from San José Ixtapa (Barrio Viejo) (c. 8 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from El Súchil (c. 7 000 pop), 7 km (4 miles) from San Jeronimito (c. 6 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 6 km SSE of El Coacoyul, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.4126° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 6km SSE of El Coacoyul, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-02 20:38:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 23:48:34 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 285 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 2.08 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us20008h7z Id of event.
Event Code 20008h7z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008h7z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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