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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.6559S, -94.6046WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 64 kilometers (40 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Friday. 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: us2000ai73. Unique identifier: us2000ai73. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.51 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.6046 West, latitude 15.6559 North, depth = 36.51 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:02:54 / 11:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 17:02:54 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tonalá, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, Arriaga (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 97 km (61 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km S of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.6046° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6559° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km S of San Francisco del Mar, 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 17:02:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 17:32:19 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 369 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 3.009 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us2000ai73 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai73 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai73, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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