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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near offshore Chiapas, Mexico



Earthquake location 15.2379S, -93.1407WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, offshore Chiapas, Mexico kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Chiapas, Mexico. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:58:13 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -93.1407° West, latitude 15.2379° North, depth = 78.98 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 78.98 km (49 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000akvp. Unique identifier: us2000akvp. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 16:58:13 / September 12, 2017 @ 4:58 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Mapastepec (c. 16 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pijijiapan (c. 15 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Angel Albino Corzo (c. 8 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Pedro Buenavista (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Madero, San Pedro Buenavista, Mazatán (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days ninety-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: offshore Chiapas, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -93.1407° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.2379° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Chiapas, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-12 16:58:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 17:28:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 312 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 1.567 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us2000akvp Id of event.
Event Code 2000akvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000akvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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