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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 68 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico

Earthquake location 15.4622S, -94.1027WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Paredon in Mexico. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.13 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 17:55:01 / September 9, 2017 @ 5:55 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -94.1027 West, latitude 15.4622 North, depth = 59.13 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:55:01 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000aiyg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000aiyg.

Nearby country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tonalá (c. 32 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Arriaga (c. 22 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chahuite (c. 9 800 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chahuite, Arriaga, Tonalá.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 68 km SSW of Paredon, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.1027° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.4622° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2017-09-09 17:55:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 17:00:34 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 298 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 2.506 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us2000aiyg Id of event.
Event Code 2000aiyg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aiyg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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