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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Paredon in Mexico

Earthquake location 15.9053S, -94.21WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Sunday. Unique identifier: us2000ajsw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ajsw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 65.23 km (41 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:09:33 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 02:09:33 / September 11, 2017 @ 2:09 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -94.21 West, latitude 15.9053 North, depth = 65.23 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Unión Hidalgo, San Mateo del Mar, Las Amilpas. Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from El Espinal (c. 7 600 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km WSW of Paredon, Mexico. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.21° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.9053° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km WSW 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 2017-09-11 02:09:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 02:29:34 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 271 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 2.673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 us2000ajsw Id of event.
Event Code 2000ajsw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ajsw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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