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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Hidalgotitlan in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.5126S, -94.5003WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Hidalgotitlan in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 134.87 km (84 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 12:20:00 / April 5, 2017 @ 12:20 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -94.5003° West, 17.5126° North, depth 134.87 km. Unique identifier: us10008ek9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ek9. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:20:00 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Coatzacoalcos (c. 230 700 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Minatitlan (c. 150 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Acayucan (c. 47 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Las Choapas (c. 40 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Agua Dulce (c. 36 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Nanchital (c. 26 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Allende (c. 21 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Matías Romero, Colonia Rincón Viejo, Mecayapan.

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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 33 km SSE of Hidalgotitlan, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.5003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.5126° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 134.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SSE of Hidalgotitlan, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-05 12:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 12:37:02 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 326 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 2.572 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 116 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 us10008ek9 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ek9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ek9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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