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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 14 km NE of Tres Picos, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9509S, -93.4277WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico on Tuesday. Event id: us100087m8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100087m8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 103.52 km (64 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 03:39:45 / March 8, 2017 @ 3:39 am. Exact location, longitude -93.4277° West, latitude 15.9509° North, depth = 103.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 21:39:45 / 9:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Berriozábal, Chiapa de Corzo. The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Tuxtla Gutiérrez (c. 481 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Chiapa de Corzo (c. 32 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ocozocoautla de Espinosa (c. 31 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Berriozábal (c. 21 000 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 14 km NE of Tres Picos, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.4277° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9509° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 103.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km NE of Tres Picos, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-08 03:39:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-08 03:54:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.283 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 us100087m8 Id of event.
Event Code 100087m8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100087m8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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