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



Earthquake location 15.3272S, -94.0466WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:32:21 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 00:32:21 / September 11, 2017 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -94.0466° West, 15.3272° North, depth 60 km. Unique identifier: us2000ajsa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ajsa. The epicenter was at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arriaga, Pijijiapan, Tonalá (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days ninety-five, in the past 30 days ninety-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 80 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.0466° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.3272° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km SSW 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 00:32:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-11 01:06:07 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 2.454 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us2000ajsa Id of event.
Event Code 2000ajsa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ajsa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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