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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 94 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.2604S, -94.251WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The temblor was picked up at 05:51:49 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.78 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000ai17. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ai17. 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: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 11:51:49 / September 8, 2017 @ 11:51 am. Exact location, longitude -94.251° West, latitude 15.2604° North, depth = 43.78 km.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón. Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 94 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.251° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2604° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km 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 11:51:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 12:46:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -360 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 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 340 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 4.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.27 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000ai17 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai17 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai17, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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