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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Palomares in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.151S, -94.4292WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Palomares in Mexico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.4292 West, latitude 17.151 North, depth = 141.61 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.61 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 11/02/17 / 2017-02-11 03:21:34 / February 11, 2017 @ 3:21 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:21:34 / 9:21 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008678. Unique identifier: us10008678.

The epicenter was 72 km (44 miles) from Matías Romero (c. 21 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Colonia Rincón Viejo (c. 8 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Cuichapa (c. 7 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coacotla, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Las Amilpas (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 67 km E of Palomares, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.4292° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.151° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km E of Palomares, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-11 03:21:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-09 05:18:12 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 259 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 0.439 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10008678 Id of event.
Event Code 10008678 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008678, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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