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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near San Francisco del Mar in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.6805S, -94.5126WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 05:50:53 / 5:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 58.58 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.5126 West, latitude 15.6805 North, depth = 58.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 11:50:53 / September 9, 2017 @ 11:50 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000aitc. Unique identifier: us2000aitc.

Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (57 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Juchitán de Zaragoza, Unión Hidalgo, Tonalá (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.5126° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.6805° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2017-09-09 11:50:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-09 12:11:26 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 2.924 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us2000aitc Id of event.
Event Code 2000aitc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aitc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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