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



Earthquake location 15.9204S, -94.5659WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from San Francisco del Mar in Mexico on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 56.16 km, -94.5659° West, 15.9204° North. The temblor was picked up at 04:14:19 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 56.16 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/09/17 / 2017-09-10 10:14:19 / September 10, 2017 @ 10:14 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ajah. Id of event: us2000ajah.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Jerónimo Ixtepec, Tonalá, Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days eighty-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and five 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSE of San Francisco del Mar, Mexico. This information 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 -94.5659° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9204° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2017-09-10 10:14:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-10 10:28:40 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 3.011 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us2000ajah Id of event.
Event Code 2000ajah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ajah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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