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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Puerto Madero in Mexico



Earthquake location 14.4818S, -92.974WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto Madero in Mexico. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000am56. Event ids that are associated: us2000am56. The temblor was picked up at 23:03:21 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 64.83 km (40 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 05:03:21 / September 14, 2017 @ 5:03 am. Exact location of event, depth 64.83 km, -92.974° West, 14.4818° North.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Escuintla, Acapeteahua, Ciudad Tecún Umán. Close country/countries, Guatemala (c. 13 550 000 pop), Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Tapachula (c. 198 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Huixtla (c. 29 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Brisas Barra de Suchiate (c. 13 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ciudad Tecún Umán (c. 11 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Puerto Madero (c. 9 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Escuintla (c. 9 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ocós (c. 9 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 65 km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -92.974° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 14.4818° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km WSW of Puerto Madero, Mexico Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-14 05:03:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-14 05:38:50 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 340 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 3.501 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us2000am56 Id of event.
Event Code 2000am56 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000am56, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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