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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 13 km W of Mapastepec, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.4152S, -93.0235WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Mapastepec in Mexico on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -93.0235° West, 15.4152° North, depth 96.62 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 96.62 km (60 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:29:31 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 05:29:31 / September 11, 2017 @ 5:29 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ajuy. Unique identifier: us2000ajuy.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Corzo, Mazatán, Motozintla de Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Motozintla de Mendoza (c. 19 100 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Corzo (c. 9 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 five, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 13 km W of Mapastepec, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.0235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4152° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km W of Mapastepec, 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 05:29:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 12:53:35 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 1.212 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us2000ajuy Id of event.
Event Code 2000ajuy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ajuy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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