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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near La Union in Mexico

Earthquake location 17.9018S, -101.9753WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from La Union in Mexico on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/06/17 / 2017-06-02 06:48:36 / June 2, 2017 @ 6:48 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -101.9753° West, 17.9018° North. The temblor was picked up at 00:48:36 / 12:48 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20009j6i. Event ids that are associated: us20009j6i. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Ciudad Lázaro Cárdenas (c. 84 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (c. 61 300 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Guacamayas (c. 39 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Petatlán (c. 21 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from La Orilla (c. 20 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Mira Tumbiscatio (c. 14 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Mira Tumbiscatio, Petatlán, San Jeronimito. Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 18 km WSW of La Union, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -101.9753° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 17.9018° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km WSW of La Union, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-02 06:48:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 07:04:07 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 271 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 1.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 211 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 us20009j6i Id of event.
Event Code 20009j6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009j6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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