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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 85 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.3067S, -94.1463WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -94.1463 West, latitude 15.3067 North, depth = 33.05 km. The temblor was detected at 23:57:03 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 05:57:03 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:57 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.05 km (21 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahwk. Unique identifier: us2000ahwk.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Paredón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 85 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1463° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3067° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km SSW of Paredon, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-08 05:57:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 06:18:58 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 312 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 2.494 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us2000ahwk Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahwk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahwk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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