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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 68 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5136S, -94.2084WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Exact location of event, longitude -94.2084 West, latitude 15.5136 North, depth = 79.29 km. Id of earthquake: us2000ahzl. Event ids that are associated: us2000ahzl. The epicenter was at a depth of 79.29 km (49 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:10:24 / 3:10 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 09:10:24 / September 8, 2017 @ 9:10 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco Ixhuatan, El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Francisco Ixhuatan (c. 5 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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. 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: 68 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2084° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5136° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 09:10:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 09:40:58 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 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 2.617 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 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 us2000ahzl Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahzl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahzl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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