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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Chahuite in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.9758S, -94.2856WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chahuite in Mexico on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -94.2856° West, 15.9758° North, depth 56.98 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.98 km (35 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:08:16 / 9:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 03:08:16 / September 9, 2017 @ 3:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aijy. Id of event: us2000aijy.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Jiquipilas, Asunción Ixtaltepec, Salina Cruz. The epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Cintalapa de Figueroa (c. 33 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Jiquipilas (c. 9 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-nine, in the last 10 days sixty, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 37 km SSW of Chahuite, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.2856° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9758° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SSW of Chahuite, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-09 03:08:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-09 03:25:52 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 2.759 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us2000aijy Id of event.
Event Code 2000aijy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aijy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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