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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, offshore Chiapas, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.2267S, -94.0896WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported offshore Chiapas, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Chiapas, Mexico on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 22:41:18 / March 20, 2017 @ 10:41 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:41:18 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008tet. Id of event: us20008tet. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.0896 West, latitude 15.2267 North, depth = 35 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0896° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2267° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Chiapas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-20 22:41:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 23:22:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 2.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us20008tet Id of event.
Event Code 20008tet An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008tet, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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