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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tres Picos in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.348S, -93.9526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Tres Picos in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66.08 km (41 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.9526 West, latitude 15.348 North, depth = 66.08 km. Global time and date of event 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 12:46:04 / September 8, 2017 @ 12:46 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 06:46:04 / 6:46 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ai1z. Unique identifier: us2000ai1z.

Close 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 Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 72 km SW of Tres Picos, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.9526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.348° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km SW of Tres Picos, 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 12:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 13:20:47 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 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 2.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 170 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 us2000ai1z Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai1z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai1z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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