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

Earthquake location 15.5579S, -94.4589WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 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). The temblor was detected at 15:31:28 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event id: us2000aid9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aid9. Exact location, longitude -94.4589° West, latitude 15.5579° North, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 21:31:28 / September 8, 2017 @ 9:31 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, Arriaga, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 96 km (59 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-nine, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-nine 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.

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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: 77 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.4589° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5579° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km SSE 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 21:31:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 21:54:00 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 2.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us2000aid9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000aid9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aid9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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