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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.5733S, -94.3145WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. Unique identifier: us2000ahx3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ahx3. The epicenter was at a depth of 54.42 km (34 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:26:21 / 12:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -94.3145° West, latitude 15.5733° North, depth = 54.42 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 06:26:21 / September 8, 2017 @ 6:26 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Pedro Tapanatepec (c. 7 200 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Espinal, San Pedro Tapanatepec, San Francisco Ixhuatan. Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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 earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 69 km SW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.3145° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.5733° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km SW 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 06:26:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 06:40:08 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 284 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 2.723 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 181 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 us2000ahx3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ahx3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ahx3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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