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

Earthquake location 15.7379S, -93.8183WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The temblor was reported at 11:52:47 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/09/17 / 2017-09-08 17:52:47 / September 8, 2017 @ 5:52 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.55 km (39 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ai7x. Id of event: us2000ai7x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -93.8183 West, latitude 15.7379 North, depth = 62.55 km.

Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Pedro Buenavista, San Pedro Tapanatepec, Villa Corzo (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km S of Paredon, Mexico.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.8183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.7379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 62.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km S 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 17:52:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-08 18:13:25 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 2.271 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 186 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 us2000ai7x Id of event.
Event Code 2000ai7x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ai7x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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