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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Paredon in Mexico



Earthquake location 15.449S, -94.3649WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Paredon in Mexico on Monday. Global time and date of event 11/09/17 / 2017-09-11 14:39:06 / September 11, 2017 @ 2:39 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -94.3649 West, latitude 15.449 North, depth = 58.78 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.78 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000ak3q. Event ids that are associated: us2000ak3q. The temblor was reported at 08:39:06 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paredón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Paredón (c. 6 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km SW of Paredon, Mexico. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -94.3649° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 15.449° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 58.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km SW 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 14:39:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-12 21:06:42 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 2.739 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us2000ak3q Id of event.
Event Code 2000ak3q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ak3q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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